In collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Cairo, IOM Egypt has conducted three training sessions for community health volunteers, targeting 28 community health female volunteers from different communities (including Sudanese, Syrian, Somali, Yemeni, and Palestinian).
According to a statement released by the IOM on Wednesday, the training sessions aimed to spread awareness on important medical issues, including the recent updates on the COVID-19 situation while explaining the different types of vaccinations and the process to get vaccinated.
The statement added that IOM Medical Doctors also discussed the topic of family planning answering various questions raised by the community health volunteers. The second session of the training discussed child protection followed by one last session about Migration and Gender.
This activity comes as a part of the project entitled: “Empowering Women, Migrants and Host Communities in Egypt to cope with the impact of COVID-19 through Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services” and was supported by the Japanese Government, IOM explained.
In May, IOM Egypt in collaboration with the Egyptian Red Crescent organized also an awareness-raising symposium on the awful virus for more than 90 migrants from Yemen, Sudan, and Syria residing in Alexandria