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Government of Zimbabwe and IOM Lead the Development of First Ever Health Information Portal for the Southern Africa Development Community

“This portal is an innovative and collaborative first-of-its-kind health information sharing tool in the region. It is a paradigm shift in development of sustainable solutions in addressing Southern Africa’s long standing health challenges”. Said  Hon. Dr P Parirenyatwa, Minister of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe in his opening remarks.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe is hosting a two day consultative health meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe.


IOM hosts Ripfumelo Project Review Workshop

International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted a weeklong project review workshop as part of a regular monitoring and evaluation exercise for Ripfumelo. Aimed to review the progress of the implementation of the project and addressing challenges related to programme implementation, the workshop convened various implementing partners (IPs), IOM officials and other stakeholders.

Over 40 accomplices comprising of IPs, directors of organizations, finance managers, programmes coordinators/managers, and M&E officers, participated on the workshop.

10 years of saving and improving the lives of migrants in Hoedspruit – Hlokomela

International Organization for Migration (IOM) has honoured the Hoedspruit Training Trust (HTT) for their outstanding contribution towards improving the lives of farm workers and mobile populations in Hoedspruit. IOM has been funding Hlokomela programme; an initiative aimed at reducing the HIV/AIDS prevalence and the impact of AIDS among commercial workers and their families through an integrated programme of prevention, treatment and care.

IOM hosts Southern Africa Regional Stakeholders’ Workshop to discuss priority actions to address mixed and irregular migration

South Africa – Following the Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) Conference held in Zimbabwe in July 2015, IOM, UNHCR, UNODC, UNICEF and Save the Children International yesterday (30/11) jointly launched a regional stakeholder workshop to facilitate technical discussions for the implementation of priority actions identified at the 2015 Ministerial MIDSA.

IOM awards UJ students for nation building campaign

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has acknowledged the efforts by the students of the University of Johannesburg’s Department of Strategic Communication and Graphic Design in developing a media campaign that is aimed at creating awareness on issues of migration in South Africa and Africa at large.

EThekwini Municipality Mayor welcomes New HIV/AIDS study by IOM that highlights patterns of sexual networking in the Durban ports

His Worship, Mayor Cllr James Nxumalo has welcomed the newly launched HIV study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) during an official launch recently in Umhlangu, Durban.

IOM released a pioneering health study aimed at contributing to the reduction of HIV/AIDS among migrants and mobile workers, their families and communities with which they interact in the selected ports of Southern Africa.

IOM observes Human Trafficking Awareness Week 2015 in South Africa

In an effort to raise awareness and educate about Trafficking in Persons (TiP) across the country, South Africa marks 2-9 October as National Human Trafficking Awareness Week 2015. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will run a series of events aimed at advancing public awareness about the reality of Trafficking in South Africa and the world at large. 

First Ever Migration Profile of Malawi Launched

In cooperation with the Government of Malawi, Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security, IOM Malawi launched Malawi’s first ever Migration Profile at a launch event held in Lilongwe on the 18th of September 2015.

Women, a strong driving force behind the success of Ripfumelo

August is a month dedicated to celebrating the triumphant and tender spirit of women in South Africa. This month serves as an acknowledgement of the contribution of women towards the birth of a democratic South Africa. It is also a reminder that, although men are regarded as the heads of the households, women are the driving force with which societies prevail.

Swaziland government commits to intensifying efforts in addressing health and social security challenges facing the mining industry

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security in association with International Organisation for Migration (IOM)  and Swaziland Migrant Mineworkers Association (SWAMMIWA) hosted a Policy Dialogue on TB, Silicosis, HIV, Portability of Social Security Benefits and Compensations, with the objective to convene various government partners and relevant organizations to discuss and share lessons how to effectively address the national complex problem on TB in the Mines and social security benefits (including compensations) in Swaziland.