International Organization for Migration Continuing To Assist Zambia in Fighting HIV/AIDS Among Immigrants, Refugees
The International Organization for Migration on Tuesday said it plans to continue to help Zambia fight HIV/AIDS, especially among immigrants and refugees, Xinhua/People's Daily Online reports. Josiah Ogina, head of the IOM's Zambia mission, said mobility facilitates the spread of HIV and other epidemics because cultural norms that normally prevent risky behavior are eroded during the migration process. In addition, migrating people have limited access to testing, care, treatment and support for HIV/AIDS. IOM also is training refugees and members of host communities to distribute HIV/AIDS-related information and act as peer educators or health care workers (Xinhua/People's Daily Online, 9/28).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.