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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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 Somaliland for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, 23 to 27 July 2018.
Abdikadir Omar Ismali
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
Following two successful rounds of integrated biological and behavioural surveillance (IBBS) surveys in 2008 and 2014 in Somaliland, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) undertook a third survey in 2017. In collaboration with the AIDS Commission, Ministries of Health and UNICEF, IOM undertook the survey with sex workers and clients, including uniformed personnel, port workers and truckers across three cities in Somalia – Hargeisa, Bossaso and Mogadishu.
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This SADC- funded project was a regional project involving primary research conducted at the ports of Beira, Dar es Salaam, Durban and Walvis Bay. This report is a synthesis of the findings of the research from the studies conducted at each port. Those findings are based on research conducted by four teams of researchers. Each team was selected in the country where they were to conduct the research. Their respective research was presented in four different reports. A workshop involving all the... Read more
Research brief English
Somalia lacks strategic information for an effective and evidence-based response to the HIV epidemic. Since no epidemiological study has been conducted in Somalia on HIV risk behaviours and populations at risk, little is known about the dynamics of transactional sex, and its implications on HIV vulnerability and infection status of populations at increased risk. This hot-spot mapping is the first study targeting at-risk populations across Somalia, and was conducted from 2007-2008 in partnership... Read more
Periodicals and Newsletters English
A bulletin of news, information and analysis on migration and health in East and Southern Africa.
Inside this Issue:
IOM South Afruca opens new health assessment centre
IOM Awarded for contribution to improved health care
The Wives behind Mozambique's migrant mineworkers
IOM Sensitises Vulnerable Population on HIV Prevention
IOM South Africa
Supported by the Global Fund, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) implemented community-based and youth-focused HIV prevention programs in Somalia. Little was known about the HIV vulnerability of Somali youth aged 15-24, and a baseline study was conducted on the sexual behaviors, knowledge and practice of youth to assess their HIV vulnerability.
The study carried out a survey in high-risk zones in Somalia targeting unmarried male and female youth aged 15-24. The survey collected... Read more
This report was commissioned by the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and IOM. It provides a concise overview of migration health in Kenya, reinforcing that migration is a social determinant of health. This report analyses specific health concerns in Kenya such as TB and migration, HIV and mobility, and reproductive health and migration. The report was launched at the National Consultation on Migration Health in May 2011 to simulate decisive action from the Government and... Read more
IOM East and Central Africa