IOM Georgia Marks World TB Day and Launches Migrant Survey at the Georgian Border to Turkey

23 March 2018

In cooperation with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Health of Adjara, IOM Georgia launched a migrant survey at Sarpi border checkpoint, situated at the Georgian border to Turkey.

The survey is aimed to provide free HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C testing for labour migrants. Over the course of next weeks a mobile clinic will be positioned at the exit of the Sarpi border checkpoint from Georgia and a medical team of health experts will be available in the arrival hall. 

The survey is part of the regional project “South Caucasus Regional Project on TB and HIV “ managed by IOM Georgia. The participant countries of the project are  Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. IOM Georgia launched the survey in the eve of the World Tuberculosis Day.

IOM Georgia will further participated in the regional conference dedicated to the World Tuberculosis day on 24 March in Batumi. The theme of the conference is “Leaders of World without Tuberculosis”.

On this picture: Zaal Mikeladze, Minister of Health of Adjara (to the right), Ilyana Derilova, IOM Georgia Chief of Mission, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)