Migration Health

La surveillance aux points d’entrée pour lutter contre Ebola

“La surveillance épidémiologique en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) est un défi énorme,” observe Pierre Dimany du Programme national d’hygiène aux frontières (PNHF) alors qu’il regarde le fleuve Congo qui relie Kinshasa à l’Equateur, la province où la dernière épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) a été déclarée.


Stopping Ebola in its Tracks with Point of Entry Screening

The mighty Congo River both connects Kinshasa with Equateur Province where an Ebola epidemic began in May 2018 and separates the Democratic Republic of the Congo from Congo-Brazzaville, hidden in the haze on the other bank.

End of Ebola Epidemic in DR Congo “a Collective Victory for us all”

Democratic Republic of the Congo – The end of

The Path Towards Healthy Migrants in Healthy Communities

Sri Lanka - Achieving Universal Health Coverage under the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is currently high on the global health agenda and to attain the goal of ‘Leaving no one behind’, health systems must account for members of every community, including migrants, writes Dr. Davide Mosca, Head of IOM’s Migration Health Division.

Myanmar Self Help Group Leading the Way for People Living With HIV

In the southeast of Myanmar, just outside of Mawlamyine in Mon State, the Shwe Nga Lay “Goldfish” Group operates out of an unassuming building, which they constructed with their own funds.

Zapping Malaria in Rural Thailand

I was born in a bamboo hut in Chiang Dao district in Chiang Mai, a member of the Lahu, an ethnic group that usually lives in remote settlements away from roads and towns.

Abdikani Yusuf: A Somali Refugee’s Story

 “I decided to go back to Mogadishu because I thought I would die and I did not want to be a burden to my wife and the community in Cape Town where I lived for one year.

Change Agents Advocate for Tuberculosis Testing and Treatment in Swaziland Communities

Rosa, a 35-year-old ex-miner’s widow and mother of three has been breastfeeding her six-month-old baby despite suffering from Multi Drug Resistant-Tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

Peter Kago‘s Story of Triumph over TB

The aromatic odor of blue gum trees welcomes you as you make your way around Kinangop constituency.

John Baho's Story: A Congolese Refugee's Story of Despair and Triumph Over TB

“I long for the day my country will be stable, i wish for peace, stability, I wish for the day children and their parents and grandparents can come out to the streets to sing and dance without fear of the militia or army beating and killing us,” says John, albeit in a pensive tone of voice.

TB and Migration in Southern Africa

The 21st century has been a challenging one in the fight against communicable and infectious diseases.

From Mogadishu to Belet Weyne, IOM Celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Somalia

On 15 October 2015, IOM and local implementing partners in settlements for internally displaced people (IDPs) across Somalia joined millions of people around the world to wash their hands with soap at special events marking Global Handwashing Day.