There is increasing interest in understanding if social protection can foster social cohesion, particularly between refugees and host communities. Using a cluster randomised control trial, this study examines if a short-term transfer programme targeted to Colombian refugees and poor Ecuadorians in urban and peri-urban areas of northern Ecuador led to changes in social cohesion measures.
Illness-related costs for patients with tuberculosis (TB) ≥20% of pre-illness annual household income predict adverse treatment outcomes and have been termed “catastrophic". Social protection initiatives, including cash transfers, are endorsed to help prevent catastrophic costs.
Ecuador will strengthen its social services in the areas of health, education and social protection for at-risk communities in several high-priority cities following approval of an Inter-American Development Bank project. It is the first operation approved under a new modality that includes grant money to help cities that take in migrants.
Este martes, 11 países de las Américas empezaron a implementar la Tarjeta Unificada de Vacunación (TUV), que sirve para registrar los biológicos administrados a los migrantes, ser más eficaces en su atención y proteger su salud y la de la población por donde transitan o se establecen.
President lenín moreno is facing his biggest crisis since he was elected two and a half years ago to clean up the mess left by his populist predecessor, Rafael Correa. The country is in turmoil. The president’s decision to rid the country of cherished but wasteful fuel subsidies has provoked nationwide riots and looting. Shops, agricultural estates and government offices in Quito, the capital, have been ransacked.