IOM/PAHO to address at the health of mobile populations

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A Letter of Understanding between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and PAHO has set the stage for formal collaboration on the health of migrating populations. In Colombia and neighboring countries, this issue has become particularly critical. IOM and PAHO will work together on a number of initiatives, including developing methodologies for quick health evaluations of mobile populations; monitoring access to health services and analyzing health trends, including potential epidemic outbreaks; and developing training and awareness materials including best practices in case management. Activities should begin in the second semester of 2004. More information in future issues of this newsletter.

 

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