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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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
Workshop/ Conference/ Seminar Presentation English
Identifying key migrant health issues and how to respond to them requires data. Health systems need migrant specific data to develop appropriate evidence-based services. Improving data collection on migrant health has the potential to be of major benefit for these communities but may be challenging due to their high mobility and a lack of availability of patient records across countries. Even more concerning is that data collected for health reasons may end up with immigration officials and be... Read more
J Friedland, S Hargreaves, L Jones, P Mladovsky, M Norredam, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
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
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
This document has been developed within the framework of the EQUI-HEALTH project ("Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups”) EC/DG SANTE co-funded Southern EU Border component (MH SEUB) to present the findings of the IOM desk review and field work held in Sicily - Italy from 4th to 18th September 2013. The Eui-Health desk review and field work assessment aim to address: 1) migrants ' health; 2) occupational health; and 3) public health under the overall... Read more
IOM MHD RO Brussels, Giuliana Urso, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Emanuela Del Zotto
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