Millions of people migrate between ASEAN member countries annually, providing essential contributions to national workforces and economies. However, despite their value migrant workers are often exploited, marginalized, experience violations of their basic rights in terms of pay and working conditions, and lack access to public health services. Additional factors such as newfound freedoms, disposable income, exploitation or abuse leading to high-risk behaviours, combine to make migrants vulnerable to HIV infection. More

The Joint United Nations Initiative on Migration, Health and HIV in Asia (JUNIMA) brings together governments (including ASEAN Secretariat), leading Civil Society Organization (CSO) networks, and the United Nations family, to promote universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for mobile and migrant populations in Asia.

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The Greater Mekong Sub-region Unites to Reduce HIV Vulnerability of Migrants

The Consultation for the 2013-2014 Implementation of the Joint Action Plan (JAP) in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) was held from 28-29 August 2013 in Bangkok. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Joint United Nations Initiative on Migration, Health and HIV in Asia (JUNIMA) co-organized the consultation, which reviewed the progress made on the activities under the JAP and provided the opportunity to develop additional cross-border activities and strategic partnerships to reduce HIV vulnerability of migrants and mobile populations.

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The Philippines and Return Migration: A Rapid Appraisal of the Return and Reintegration Policies, and Service Delivery

ILO, 2012

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HIV and Bangladeshi Women Migrant Workers

IOM, 2012

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IOM-MPI Issue in Brief No. 2 - Asian Labour Migrants and Health: Exploring Policy Routes

IOM, MPI, 2012

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