This publications portal is a repository of all IOM migration health publications from 2006 to present where IOM was a primary contributor.
Publications include peer-reviewed scientific papers, technical reports, training guides/manuals, policy briefs/discussion papers, factsheets, newsletters, research reviews, conference and poster presentations. These are categorized by topic, author, country/region covered as well as by year, language, and type of publication. The map reflects the countries covered by the publications.
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Abstract. Tropical splenomegaly is often associated with malaria and schistosomiasis. In 2014 and 2015, 145 Congolese refugees in western Uganda diagnosed with splenomegaly during pre-departure medical examinations underwent enhanced screening for various etiologies. After anecdotal reports of unresolved splenomegaly and complications after U.S. arrival, patients were reassessed to describe long-term clinical progression after arrival in the United States. Post-arrival medical information was... Read more
Laura Divens Zambrano, Emily Jentes, Christina Phares, Michelle Weinberg, S. Patrick Kachur, Mukunda Singh Basnet, Alexander Klosovsky, Moses Mwesigwa, Marwan Naoum, Samuel Lubwama Nsobya, Olivia Samson, Matthew Goers, Robert McDonald, Bozena Morawski, Henry Njuguna, Corey Peak, Rebecca Laws, Yasser Bakhsh, Sally Ann Iverson, Carla Bezold, Hayder Allkhenfr, Roberta Horth, Jun Yang, Susan Miller, Michael Kacka, Abby Davids, Margaret Mortimer, William Stauffer and Nina Marano
This study aimed to collect baseline information across a number of states on gender-based violence (GBV), sexual and reproductive health, HIV, and gender norms in emergency settings among key populations of humanitarian concern in South Sudan, including internally displaced persons in the protection of civilian sites, host communities, and female sex workers.
HIV prevalence in Hargeisa, Somaliland is approximately 1 per cent according to recent antenatal care surveillance published by the World Health Organization. However, data among key populations at higher risk of HIV is minimal, with only one serosurvey ever undertaken in Hargeisa, with vulnerable women in 2008. In collaboration with the Somaliland National AIDS Commission and the Join UN Team on AIDS, the International Organization for Migration undertook an integrated biological and... Read more
IOM, Somaliland National AIDS Commission (SOLNAC)
A handful or studies in Somaliland have examined the prevalence and incidence of HIV among vulnerable women and their clients in Somaliland; however, the lack of clear population size estimates impedes the ability of stakeholders to undertake evidence-based planning. To ensure evidence-based policies, interventions and appropriate allocation of resources, an HIV mapping and size estimation of key populations at higher risk of HIV was conducted in Somaliland. This study aimed to establish... Read more
Poster presentation English
A poster abstract prepared by IOM South Sudan for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, 23-27 July 2018.
Beldina Gikundi, Marian Solangon, Kelsi Kriitmaa, Phineas Jasi, Forward Makonese, Saul Akandwanaho, Benson Otieno, and Salma Taher
Poster presentation English
A poster abstract prepared by IOM Somaliland for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, 23 to 27 July 2018.
Abdikadir Omar Ismali
News/ Article feature English
Nairobi – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, under the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme and the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa, conducted a five-day Training of Trainers for health care providers. The training, which focused on care for victims of trafficking and mental health considerations for migrants in vulnerable situations, ran from 10 to 14 September 2018.
Background and rationale: A few studies have examined the prevalence and incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among female sex workers (FSWs) and their clients in Somalia. Studies among FSWs in Hargeisa found an HIV prevalence of 5.2 per cent in 2008 and 4.8 per cent in 2014. The lack of clear size estimates of population groups that are of high risk to HIV infection implies that national HIV prevention plans are not driven by evidence and may result in a mismatch between populations... Read more
Poster presentation English
A poster abstract prepared by IOM Kenya for the North American Refugee Health Conference in Oregon, USA, 7-9 June 2018.
This poster won the “Best Scientific Poster, 2018 North American Refugee Health Conference."
The study reviewed the characteristics of patients amd treatment outcome at IOM's Kenya TB DOT clinics from 2010 to 2016, including detection rates, diagnostic sputum status, drug susceptibiity test patterns and success rates.
Kipsang Melly, Dhillon Nyachieco, and Miriti Damaris
Following two successful rounds of integrated biological and behavioural surveillance (IBBS) surveys in 2008 and 2014, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) undertook a third IBBS survey in 2017. In collaboration with the Somaliland National AIDS Commission, Ministry of Health and UNICEF, IOM undertook the survey with vulnerable women and clients, including uniformed personnel and truckers. This study provides trend data for vulnerable women in Hargeisa, by establishing a third... Read more