This publications portal is a repository of all IOM migration and 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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Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
With migration being a determinant of health, IOM works to specifically aid the health of displaced populations. Hazardous traveling conditions, overcrowding, and limited access to proper hygiene and sanitation can increase a migrant’s vulnerability to disease, particularly communicable diseases. Yet, displacement can also exacerbate the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). During displacement, the limited access to healthcare throughout travel can delay diagnosis or deplete medications... Read more
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Novel influenza viruses continue to emerge, posing zoonotic and potentially pandemic threats. Many countries have developed pandemic influenza preparedness plans (PIPPs) aimed at guiding actions and investments to respond to such outbreak events. In our analysis of PIPPs from 21 low to middle-income countries, we found only three that identified strategies for at least one migrant group.
PIPPs that are migrant inclusive enable greater public health protection for all. The majority of human... Read more
Kolitha Wickramage, Lawrence Gostin, Eric Friedman, Phusit Prakongsai, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Charles Hui, Patrick Duigan, Eliana Barragan, David Harper
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
IOM’s approach to responding to disease outbreaks and preparing for future health threats is particularly anchored upon human mobility, notably through the Health, Border and Mobility Management (HBMM) framework. This document provides the scope of HBMM that ranges from collection and analysis of information on mobility patterns, to disease surveillance and health threat response mechanisms at spaces of vulnerability along mobility pathways. HBMM, therefore, ultimately contributes to health... Read more
The 2014/2015 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which also affected neighbouring countries, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali, has been unprecedented in its scale and impact, in terms of human loss, economic drain, and delayed development for countries within the region. The EVD outbreak of 2014/2015 in West Africa was declared a Global Health Emergency on 8 August 2014 and was in fact two crises in one: 1) A crisis of a virulent, epidemic disease with more than... Read more
With the growing economy and relatively stable society, Thailand has long been a hub for migration in Greater Mekong Sub-region, particularly for labour migrants from the three neibouring countries namely Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR. It is estimated that over two million migrants are living and working in Thailand, in addition to some 150,000 displaced persons and asylum seekers who seek refuge in nine temporary shelters along the border. Recognizing the potential impact of migration on the... Read more
Nigoon Jitthai, Siriporn Yongpanichkul, Mandhana Bijaisoradat
It is important to note that this is a draft plan which will require ongoing revision to ensure it is a current and effective tool to apply in the course of a pandemic. However, we also hope that the drafted avian and human influenza pandemic preparedness plan will be useful for several relevant agencies in Chiang Rai and other provinces who may wish to use it as an example and/or to modify it to suit their organizational needs.