Migration Health

Healthy Migrants in Healthy Communities

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Emergency Health Response

IOM assists crisis-affected populations, governments and host communities to strengthen and re-establish primary health care systems.

“Provision of TB Detection, Treatment and Prevention Services for Syrian refugees in Za’atri Camp and Surrounding Areas, Jordan, funded by UNHCR, implemented from Jan 2013 to Dec 2013. By February 2013, IOM had screened 110,211 Syrians for TB and detected 39 cases. It provided follow-up care for 36 cases and their contacts. Additionally, 52,060 Syrian refugees attended TB awareness-raising sessions.

For more information, contact: Ms. Hiba Abaza

"Piloting Approaches for Addressing TB and TB/HIV Co-infection in IDP Settlements in Port au Prince, Haiti", funded by UNAIDS, implemented from Jul 2010 to Dec 2011. To improve TB diagnosis and treatment and addressing TB/HIV co-infection in 50 internally displaced people (IDP) settlements in Haiti, health agents in 50 camps were trained to identify individuals with symptoms suggestive of TB/HIV in camps and refer suspected cases to GHESKIO, a national TB care center.

For more information, contact: Ms. Kristin Parco