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TB and Migration in Southern Africa

The 21st century has been a challenging one in the fight against communicable and infectious diseases. According to the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2015, Tuberculosis is now the number one  infectious killer, the study revealed that TB is causing more deaths than HIV. Southern Africa has the highest TB incidence rates in the world, averaging at 591/100,000 compared to the global average of 126/100,000. Seven out of the sixteen high burden countries in the world are in East and southern Africa.

IOM Emergency Shelter Relief Reaches Remote Fijian Communities

Fiji – IOM teams in Fiji are reaching remote communities hardest-hit by last month’s massive typhoon. Shelter was identified as a priority sector by the Fijian Government and partners in the post-cyclone recovery efforts, and IOM responded by bringing in over 80 metric tonnes of shelter materials and other essential items, which are now being delivered.