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Preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against importations of COVID-19: a modelling study

Background: The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic has spread from China to 25 countries. Local cycles of transmission have already occurred in 12 countries after case importation. In Africa, Egypt has so far confirmed one case. The management and control of COVID-19 importations heavily rely on a country's health capacity. Here we evaluate the preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against their risk of importation of COVID-19.

Facilitating Voluntary, Safe and Orderly Return and Pre-Departure Medical Screening and Assistance for Burundian Refugees in Tanzania

This project proposes to contribute to safe, orderly and dignified return migration of Burundian refugees through the following Outcome: Outcome 1: Burundian refugees currently residing in the United Republic of Tanzania have been voluntarily returned to Burundi in a safe, orderly and dignified manner This Outcome will be achieved through the following Output: Output 1.1: Transportation assistance is provided to Burundian refugees having expressed a willingness to return to Burundi. Output 1.2: Pre-departure Health and Nutrition Support is provided to Burundian refugees having expressed a w

Tuberculosis in migrants moving from high-incidence to low-incidence countries: a population-based cohort study of 519 955 migrants screened before entry to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland

BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis elimination in countries with a low incidence of the disease necessitates multiple interventions, including innovations in migrant screening. We examined a cohort of migrants screened for tuberculosis before entry to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and tracked the development of disease in this group after arrival.

Facilitating Voluntary, Safe and Orderly Return and Immediate Medical Assistance for Burundian Refugees in Tanzania

The overall objective of this project is to support durable solutions for Burundian refugees in Tanzania. Refugees willing to return to Burundi will be provided with safe and dignified transportation, including inter-camp transfer, pre-embarkation medical screening and final transportation to reception centers in Burundi.

Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees from the United Republic of Tanzania (VRBRU)

IOM will manage the logistics and transportation of refugees and their personal belongings from an identified departure centre to the transit centre in Burundi. In addition to ensuring that the repatriation is undertaken in accordance with generally accepted norms and principles of refugee law and human rights, IOM will ensure that medical screening for all identified refugees is conducted, and provide medical and operational escorts for each convoy movement.