AID FOR AIDS has been working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on a project that aims to strengthen the response to HIV by focusing on Venezuelan migrants and Colombian returnees in the Maicao, Soledad and Valledupar regions of Colombia.
The project’s main goal is the development of a health Care Route in Colombia, along the migrants’ path that is taken by many Venezuelans and Colombian returnees who cross the border by foot and endure weeks of travel. Many Venezuelan migrants pass through Colombia as they move on to Ecuador or Peru, which further complicates their access to healthcare.
For this project, we have focused on educating and empowering six Community Based Organizations, which are in charge of establishing the points of assistance and promoting them. We aim to reach over 4,000 people with HIV along the migrants’ path by providing individualized care via our case managers and healthcare services.
The Care Route we are developing is also laying the groundwork for a long-term project that will enable us to roll out our own digital Telehealth platform – Tu Salud – and offer a comprehensive approach to healthcare targeting migrants and refugees across the region.
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