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.
To browse or search: simply use the filter options on the left-hand side. Alternatively, you can enter keyword/s in the search box. Selecting a specific publication will lead to a ‘download’ link or link to the website where the document is housed. Here is the step-by-step guide for your reference.
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
Background and objectives:
The EU recently experienced unprecedented migratory flux, which challenged its health systems and evidenced the need to expedite implementation of directives aiming at ensuring access to health care, data sharing, and the development of uniform e-health systems.
The workshop aims at:
identifying the major new sources and approaches to migration data collection (from point of entry to destination) and evidencing the needs for real-time data collection and management... Read more
David Ingleby, Olga Gorbacheva, Steffen Schillinger, Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Isabel de La Mata, Teymur Noori, Agapios Terzidis
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
A report of findings from an eight-country assessment of the HIV prevention needs of migrants and mobile populations in the SADC region. The assessment focused primarily on labour migrants employed in the agriculture, mining, transport, construction, informal cross border trade, as well as irregular migrants at a secondary level.
Background, objective and methodology assessment
Migration and mobility trends in Southern Africa
Health vulnerabilities,... Read more
IOM South Africa
News/ Article feature English
IOM yesterday handed over essential drugs and medical equipment worth LKR 2 million (USD 18,000) to the Regional Director of Health Services of Mullathivu for distribution to 10 village health centers and seven divisional hospitals in the war-affected northern district.
This review presents a synthesis of published literature relating to migration and health in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). To support this review, a set of key informant interviews with representatives of academic institutions and international organizations working on migration and health in SADC have been undertaken to supplement the findings from the literature.
Migration and health in SADC: A review of the literature | Request PDF. Available from: https://www.... Read more
Joanna Veary, Brittany Wheeler, Stephanie Jurgens-Bleeker
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