Training on Health and Mobility Network Strategy Recommendations and Action Plan

Date Publish: 
Sunday, September 20, 2015

As a part of the planned activities under the project, ''Scaling up Universal Access for Most at Risk Populations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mobile Populations'', funded by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), IOM has organised a three-day ‘’Training on Health and Mobility Network Strategy Recommendations and Action Plan’’, which was held on Jahorina from 8 – 10 September.

The aim of this training was to empower the health and mobility network to develop recommendations for the mainstreaming of specific measures addressing the needs of migrants and mobile population within the next HIV and AIDS National Strategy.

The Training Curriculum and Agenda were developed in cooperation with the Entity HIV/AIDS Coordinators and the IOM Migration Health Specialist in Tajikistan, Ms. Rukhshona Kurbonova, who successfully led and facilitated this training. The participants at the training encompassed 17 representatives from the relevant ministries, institutions and non-governmental partners that work within the spheres of migration and public health.

As a result, training participants developed recommendations following four building blocks for action, guided by the 2008 World Health Assembly Resolution on Health of Migrants (61.17). This will facilitate specific measures addressing the needs of migrants and mobile population being mainstreamed within the next HIV and AIDS National Strategy, in line with the overall strategy of the project.