IOM assesses Points of Entry to enhance their capacities in COVID-19 response and recovery
In a global public health emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Points of Entry (PoEs) and border communities play an important role in response and recovery efforts. They are usually part of front-line efforts to ensure disease surveillance, risk communication and community engagement (RCCE), infection prevention and control (IPC), cross-border coordination and information exchange, and protection of vulnerable persons in mobility.
In May 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ghana has assessed the operational status of 48 PoEs across the country to help national authorities, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations and other key stakeholders develop adequate pandemic preparedness and response interventions at PoEs.
The report recommends that capacities of PoEs and border communities in Ghana should be enhanced for them to be able to play their critical functions in COVID-19 response and recovery.