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26 Jun 2023

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Trade Facilitation Training Programme: Trainer’s Manual: Module 4

Migration, health, population mobility and cross-border trade

This is one of the five modules that make up the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Trade Facilitation and Human Mobility Trainer’s Manual. The Trainer’s Manual was developed to build the capacities of border management agents and policy practitioners in the areas of trade facilitation, human mobility and migration issues in the COMESA region. Developed under the auspices of the COMESA Small-Scale Cross-Border Traders Initiative, this curriculum was meant to underline the interrelationship between trade and migration. This particular module demonstrates the value of integrating policy, practice and procedures in health, population mobility and trade, using the COVID-19 global pandemic as a case study. While people move for trade, they are also exposed to health conditions as well as being vectors of transboundary transmission of diseases.

Access all the modules here: 

  • List of tables, text boxes and figure
  • Module 4. Migration health, population mobility and cross-border trade
  • Pre-module warm-up
  • 4.1. Module overview
  • 4.2. Migration and health
  • 4.3. Migration and the right to health
    • 4.3.1. The human rights paradigm
    • 4.3.3. The public health approach
  • 4.4. Migration and communicable diseases
    • 4.4.1. Migration and communicable diseases: no systematic association
    • 4.4.2. Signs and symptoms of communicable diseases
    • 4.4.3. Communicable diseases: Interventions to prevent the spread
    • 4.4.4. Health-related policies and procedures
    • 4.4.5. Health-related vulnerabilities in the migration process including cross-border trade
    • 4.4.6. Healthy practices and self-protection
    • 4.4.7. Intersection of health, population mobility and trade largely unacknowledged
    • 4.4.8. International Health Regulations
  • 4.5. Health procedures at points of entry
    • 4.5.1. Provisions in international standards
    • 4.5.2. Minimal cooperation between port health authorities and other border agencies
  • 4.6. Illustrating the case for integrated border management: the COVID-19 pandemic
    • 4.6.1. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade
    • 4.6.2. Lessons from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa region
    • 4.6.3. Coordinated responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
    • 4.6.4. Implications for small-scale cross-border traders
  • 4.7. Opportunities to integrate health, population mobility and trade
    • 4.7.1. International systems and approaches
    • 4.7.2. IOM frameworks
    • 4.7.3. Opportunities on the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
    • 4.7.4. National opportunities
  • 4.8. Participant action plan
  • 4.9. Module wrap-up
  • 4.10. Module conclusion
  • Module 4: Pre- and post-module quiz
  • References