TB Management

Tuberculosis detection and control continues to be an important public health concern for both sending and receiving countries, as well as migrants and their families. IOM contributes to cross-border tuberculosis detection and control by screening migrants for active tuberculosis prior to resettlement. Within its tuberculosis screening programmes, IOM provides a wide range of tuberculosis-related services, including physical examination, radiological investigation, the tuberculin skin test, sputum smear and culture, drug susceptibility testing (DST), contact tracing, health education and directly-observed treatment (DOT). Tuberculosis treatment is provided either directly by IOM or through a referral system, in partnership with national tuberculosis programmes (NTPs).