15 Jul 2021
Health, Border and Mobility Management Framework: A Framework to Empower Governments and Communities to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Public Health Threats along the Mobility Continuum
The Health, Border and Mobility Management (HBMM) Framework articulates IOM’s strategic role and objectives in the prevention, detection and response to communicable diseases in the context of widespread and multi-directional human mobility. It provides an action framework for IOM to undertake activities related to health, border and mobility management, and serves as a reference for IOM Member States and partners to understand the Organization’s role and contributions in this area of work.
The overarching aim of the HBMM Framework is to ensure that:
1) Governments and communities have the capacity to address the mobility dimensions of public health threats.
2) Affected and at-risk populations benefit from appropriate and timely support, through inclusive and rights-based approaches that leave no one behind.
IOM plays a leading role in supporting governments and communities to build health systems that are responsive to the needs of migrants and mobile populations, and equipped to address public health concerns along the mobility continuum. In particular, by bringing a deeper understanding of mobility dynamics, IOM facilitates targeted and evidence-informed approaches to communicable disease preparedness, response and recovery, within and across borders, in line with the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR) and, more broadly, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- LIST OF ACRONYMS
- 1. INTRODUCTION
- 2. AIMS, SCOPE AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
- II.1 Aims
- II.2 Scope
- II.3 Guiding principles
- 3. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND CORE ACTIVITIES
- III.1 Strategic Objectives and expected outcomes
- III.2 Core activities
- Strategic Objective 1: Enhance the evidence base on the human mobility dimensions of communicable disease to inform effective prevention, detection and response
- Strategic Objective 2: Build health system and border health capacity at points of entry and along the mobility continuum for communicable disease prevention, detection and response
- Strategic Objective 3: Enhance community engagement and empower migrants, mobile populations and host communities in communicable disease prevention and response
- Strategic Objective 4: Promote mobility-sensitive and inclusive policy, legal and strategic frameworks
- Strategic Objective 5 (cross-cutting): Strengthen multisectoral partnerships and coordination, including cross-border coordination