Compendium of Migration and HIV and Aids Interventions

31 Dec 2009


This publication by UNAIDS, UNDP and the International Organisation for Migration examines various dimensions related to migration and HIV and AIDS.

It should be noted that the special interest in working with migrant populations and developing documents related to migration, HIV and AIDS stems from the perceived increase in vulnerability of migrants and their special needs, and not in viewing them as posing risk or threat to the host communities.

This document, best practice collection, is the product of an intensive search using available literatures of all forms. About 650 documents and reports on migration, mobility, HIV and AIDS in various parts of the world were referred and analysed and the information synthesised together in a manner that could help the reader to have a first hand understanding on different types of interventions that had been carried out by various organisations in different parts of the globe.

The best practice document is divided into three main parts – Part A look into interstate migration, HIV and AIDS issues of migrants, interventions and experiments in India in addressing mobility of people, HIV and AIDS. Part B deals with information/knowledge on migration, migrants issues, projects and programs implemented in various South Asian countries and the final part, i.e., Part C provides an abridged version of interventions and projects implemented in various parts of the world, except in south Asian countries on migration, mobility and HIV and AIDS.

The document essentially deals with migration, HIV and AIDS trends, migration, HIV and AIDS related policies, legislations and rules, major programs and projects that have been taken up by different stakeholders to address migration, HIV and AIDS issues at global, regional, national and sub-national level. The document will provide a list of available projects, programs and documents related to migration, HIV and AIDS. This is only a small attempt, a lot more need to be done to include ideas, concepts, programs and projects being taken up in all corners of the world. Some of the tools and instruments used in developing programmes and projects, training courses, implementation of activities, and monitoring and evaluation are provided as examples in tables and text boxes. Interested readers are encouraged to contact the authors directly for more detailed information on those tools and instruments.

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