Migrants Must Not Be Left Out of Efforts to End Tuberculosis

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is marking this year’s World TB Day by highlighting the critical importance of engaging in productive multi-sectoral partnerships to promote the health and well-being of migrants and mobile populations around the world, and help eliminate tuberculosis (TB).

With the theme ‘Unite to End TB’, this year’s World TB Day falls right in the middle of the current migrant crisis in Europe, and after the recent adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that in different ways have both brought migration to the forefront of the agenda of governments, international community and other stakeholders.

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World TB Day 2016: Messages

On 24 March 2016, IOM observes World TB Day along with other partners around the world. Watch a joint message featuring Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of Stop TB Partnership, and Dr. Davide Mosca, Director of IOM Migration Health.

Watch here  | IOM World TB Day Video Playlist

Thailand: Breathe Easy | Watch video

Cambodia: Detecting, treating TB in vulnerable migrants | Watch video

Quote of the day

"It is very encouraging to see that the End TB strategy addresses migration, calls for adaptation at country level and collaboration with the migration sector. It places patients and communities at the heart of the response. However, in implementing this strategy, it is crucial to ensure that migrants are not left behind. " – William Lacy Swing, IOM Director General. More here

John: “I long for the day my country will be stable, I wish for the day children can come out to the streets and sing and dance without fear."
How to contribute to the i am a migrant campaign. Watch here.

For the latest Mediterranean Update data on arrivals and fatalities please visit: http://migration.iom.int/europe #MigrationEurope

A global database tracking data on deceased and missing migrants along migratory routes. Visit MissingMigrants.iom.int #MissingMigrants

To know the answer of today's migration quiz, go to our twitter poll here.

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