IOM continues to target the regions of Kédougou and Kolda and maintain a good level of surveillance; IOM also supports regional medical authorities for the improvement of the sanitary measures at strategic Points of Entry and provides hygiene kits and material for usage at these Points.
IOM is continuing its Ebola response in West Africa, which aims to strengthen containment and control capacities to prevent the spread of EVD, reduce disease burden, while contributing “getting to and maintaining zero cases, and building back better”.
IOM supports health service restoration in Liberia through mobile clinics
Since March, the IOM team has responded to Bomi County Health Team requests by taking basic health services to hard-to-reach and underserved communities. The team in Bomi has since held 60 mobile clinics with 13,477 patient consultations
IOM trains Mauritanian border police and gendarmerie on border management
IOM and GIZ provide training on border management, migration and human trafficking for 18 border control officers in the framework of the IOM project "Enhancing Border Management in Mauritania - Implication of the Gendarmerie", funded by the European Union
IOM continues to carry out activities to get to zero cases. IOM clinicians in collaboration with the Ebola Response Consortium are providing Infection Prevention and Control training support and have now trained 644 hospital personnel.
IOM continues to carry out cross border activities aiming at enhancing the health surveillance system by monitoring the migration flows of travellers and to contribute to collaborative multi-sectorial efforts in “getting to zero” and “maintaining zero” goals.
Published on Jun 21, 2015
The IOM Health and Humanitarian Border Management (HHBM) project currently in Phase II of operations, began on 17 November 2014 to monitor the Exit and Entry Health Screening (EEHS) SOP at Lungi International Airport (FNA) in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Port Health, the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority, the Sierra Leone Airport Authority and the International Security Advisory Team. Since that time it has achieved 100% coverage across all UN and commercial flights to Sierra Leone and as of June 2015 has screened over 60,000 passengers. The Airport project team of 25 monitors and support staff which works in shifts 24/7 has also developed a training curriculum for Airport personnel, a pocket guide on the EEHS SOP and trained over 300 Immigration, Police and Health personnel.
Source : la Radio Télévision Nationale du Burkina Faso (RTB)
Fuyant la situation sécuritaire instable au Nigéria, 62 migrants Burkinabé, dont 8 familles, ont été assistés par l'OIM pour rentrer dans leur pays d'origine, via le Niger. Outre l'organisation du transport de ces migrants pour rejoindre leurs familles d'origine dans la localité de Mamassi au Burkina Faso, l'OIM leur a apporté un soutien logistique, sanitaire et psychosocial.
Since 1 December 2014, the IOM managed National Ebola Training Academy at the Siaka Stevens Stadium and the Faculty of Nursing, College of Medicine in Freetown, Sierra Leone has trained over 5,900 frontline health care professionals on Infection Prevention and Control in collaboration with WHO, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, and supported by the UK Department for International Development. The Academy is the largest training facility in the Ebola affected countries and unique in the services it provides. The Academy has a staff of 30 national and international trainers and 10 expert patients, who are Ebola survivors
IOM, as part of the Government of Liberia's Ebola response strategy, opened three US-funded Ebola treatment units (ETUs) to bring clinical care closer to communities in the counties of Bomi, Grand Bassa and grand Cape Mount. This is the story of one of the Ebola survivors from Camp 3, a village in Tewor district which was an Ebola hotspot.