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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Scientific reports (Journal) English
Background: Systematic information on infectious disease services provided to refugees and asylum seekers in the European Union (EU) is sparse. We conducted a scoping study of experts in six EU countries in order to map health system responses related to infectious disease prevention and control among refugees and asylum seekers.
Methods: We conducted 27 semi-structured in-depth interviews with first-line staff and health officials to collect information about existing guidelines and... Read more
Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Mariya Samuilova, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Enrico Girardi, Pierluca Piselli, Alexander Kentikelenis
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Background Within health systems, equity between migrants and native-born citizens is still a long way from being achieved. Benchmarking the equitability of policies on migrant health is essential for monitoring progress and identifying positive and negative aspects of national policies. For this purpose, the 2015 round of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) was expanded to include a strand on health, in a collaborative project carried out between 2013 and 2017 in 38... Read more
David Ingleby, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Thomas Huddleston, Elena Sanchez
The Equi-Health project was designed and managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office Brussels, Migration Health Division (MHD) and co-financed under the 2012 Work Plan, within the Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health (2008–2013), by a direct grant awarded to IOM by the European Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for Health and Consumers (DG SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA).
Content:... Read more
IOM MHD RO Brussels
The thematic study developed and implemented by the Center for Health and Migration Vienna (C-HM) under the overall guidance of IOM Migration Health Division Regional Office in Brussels within the framework of IOM/EC EQUI-HEALTH project “Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups”, analysed economic costs related to the exclusion of irregular migrants from access to the mainstream health care system.
The present study is supplemented by four country-specific... Read more
Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula, Anna-Theresa Renner, Ina Wilczewska
The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) Health strand is a questionnaire designed to supplement the existing seven strands of the MIPEX, which in its latest edition (2015) monitors policies affecting migrant integration in 38 different countries. The questionnaire measures the equitability of policies relating to four issues: (A) migrants’ entitlements to health services; (B) accessibility of health services for migrants; (C) responsiveness to migrants’ needs; and (D) measures to achieve... Read more
David Ingleby, IOM MHD RO Brussels
This document has been produced within the framework of the IOM’s EQUI-HEALTH project (Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups), in collaboration with COST Action IS1103 ADAPT (Adapting European health systems to diversity). The recommendations reflect a consensus that was developed in the course of a series of joint international meetings in 2012-2016 attended by experts on migration, health policy, human rights law, health economics and epidemiology, as... Read more
David Ingleby, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
The poster illustrates the additional costs to the health system that can be incurred when entitlement is limited to emergency care. Such restrictions place people beyond the reach of prevention programmes and obstruct their access to care in the early stages of illness, when treatment tends to be cheaper and more effective. The main argument for improving access to health care for marginalised groups has always been based on human rights and principles of equity. However, in recent years more... Read more
Center for Health and Migration, IOM MHD RO Brussels
Chapter VI. In: Moving Forward Equity in Health: Monitoring Social Determinants of Health and the Reduction of Health Inequalities
The SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND STRUCTURAL HEALTH INEQUALITIES chapter focuses on monitoring social exclusion and structural health inequality (HI) in the European Union. It proposes an integrated battery of indicators to measure the impact of social exclusion on health inequalities as well as its interaction with other (structural and contextual) social determinants of... Read more
Ana Rico, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Anna Basten, Rosa Urbanos