Malaysian Doctors Trained to Support for Trafficking Victims

Posted: 
07/19/19
Themes: 
Capacity Building, Counter-Trafficking

Kuala Lumpur - IOM trained 22 health professionals from Malaysia’s Ministry of Health on provision of services to victims of trafficking from 15-17 July 2019. The training equipped these health professionals – 18 doctors, a nurse and a health inspector – with up-to-date knowledge of trafficking and provided guidance on indicators of trafficked persons and health issues affecting trafficking victims. The training will be cascaded to their colleagues under the training of trainer model, to enhance Malaysia’s identification and referral of trafficking victims to safe and appropriate health care service providers.

This training was the first in a series of three, with further events this month in Sarawak and Penang.

The training was supported by PRM under the IOM-PRM Asia Regional Migration Program.