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.
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.
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.
“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.
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).
“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.
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.