Items tagged with Mobile populations

Digital patient tracking aims to tackle TB crisis in Southern Africa (post)

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, 27 October 2017 — Every year, 500,000 men travel across southern Africa to work in South Africa’s mines. In doing so, they find themselves triply vulnerable to contracting tuberculosis.

Demographics can help identify migrants to Canada at high risk of TB (post)

Demographic characteristics can help identify groups of immigrants in Canada at high risk of tuberculosis (TB), according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Reaching migrants is key to success in the global fight against TB: IOM (post with simple image)

Philippines - One third of the estimated nine million people who get sick with tuberculosis each year miss out on care from established health systems, and with multidrug-resistant strains on the rise, the disease threatens to make deadly inroads into hard-to-reach populations.

Fighting tuberculosis: Western myths and Belarusian reality (post with simple image)

Research indicates that post-Soviet migrants account for a mere 1.7% of TB incidence across the EU border. Portraying migrants from post-Soviet states as diseased may contribute to their already negative perception in Western Europe and will further strengthen prejudice against this group.

USAID supports cross-border TB prevention and control among migrants in Central Asia (post with simple image)

05 October 2015 - On September 29 and 30, the Tajik Ministry of Health and Social Protection convened a regional workshop on strengthening cross-border tuberculosis (TB) control, prevention and care among migrant workers from Central Asia and their families. The workshop funded by the USAID TB Control Program, gathered representatives from health and migration departments of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation to discuss improving access to TB care for migrants in the region.

Key populations brief: Mobile populations (post with simple image)

The Stop TB Partnership released the first of a series of publications on the different TB key populations, Key populations brief: Mobile populations.

Eurasia Region puts migrants and TB at the centre of ending TB efforts (post with simple image)

8 December 2016 – Astana, Kazakhstan – The Resolution that summarizes recommendations for the migrant-specific patient-oriented approach to address TB in the Central Asian Region was adopted today at the conclusion of a two-day meeting. It brought together government officials, representatives of National TB programs, international NGOs and civil society, migration authorities and partners from the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and Armenia.

UNHCR and Global Fund strengthen partnership to expand health services to refugees (post with simple image)

GENEVA, 31 May 2017 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today signed an agreement intended to improve health services for refugees and other displaced communities. This new agreement will strengthen UNHCR’s humanitarian response - focusing on public health and education as well as emergency care.

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