Emerging Good Practices in Migration and HIV Programming in Southern Africa

A better understanding of the relationship between HIV and human mobility in southern Africa is essential for the development of appropriate measures for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support to reduce HIV vulnerability among host communities as well as migrant communities.

The aim of this document was to identify, assess and document emerging best practices based on work done under the International Organization for Migration’s Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA). PHAMSA projects are based around a comprehensive HIV model, and implemented in migration-affected communities in collaboration with implementing partners in Swaziland, Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa and Zambia within the mining and agricultural sector.

This report analyses the activities implemented thus far and their impact in terms of capacity-building and community mobilisation. This enables the identification of specific interventions that are emerging as promising practices to reduce HIV vulnerability within migration-affected communities in the southern Africa region and promote regional exchange of knowledge and skills to scale up HIV responses among affected communities.

This report is designed to help governments, public health practitioners, civil society, academics and other stakeholders to respond to the needs of migrants, their families and those they interact with.

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