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
While there is a number of studies on prevalence of risk behaviors with respect to communicable diseases among labor migrants in Russia, practically no systematic research linking together their socio-economic background, life circumstances, awareness levels and information sources on communicable diseases has been conducted. At the same time in designing disease prevention campaigns, program planners need to take these factors into account. Responding to these demands, survey among labor... Read more
Boris Sergeyev, Igor Kazanets, Larisa Ivanova, Irina Zhuravleva, Natalya Isaeva, Tuula Vasankari, Arvid Nyberg, Mikko Vauhkonnen
This study among Nepalese migrants is under the IOM project “Strengthening Government’s Capacity of Selected South Asian Countries to Address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sectoral Approach”. It is implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. The three objectives of the project were to: (1.) Conduct an in-depth assessment among the three South Asian countries to assess health vulnerabilities of migrants, including their access to health and other social services, a mapping of... Read more
Asm Amanullah, Sushil Baral, Rekha Khatri, Sudeep Uprey, Bishnu Dulal
Manual/ Training guide Spanish
El presente documento fue elaborado en conjunto con el Fondo de Cooperación UNFPA/AECID; con el objetivo de formar y sensibilizar a proveedores de salud y funcionarios vinculados con migración sobre las condiciones que aumentan la vulnerabilidad de las poblaciones migrantes en América Central, con énfasis en su salud. Se busca fortalecer las acciones de protección y apoyo en las comunidades de origen, tránsito y destino, bajo un enfoque de derechos humanos e interculturalidad que promueva... Read more
Carlos Van der Laat, Lucía Maquieira Caeiro
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
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
Nearly 30 years ago, the HIV epidemic was first identified as a major problem along East Africa’s road axes. While transport corridors are no longer the primary source of new infections in Kenya, they remain a significant driver of the epidemic. The Government of Kenya has therefore prioritized populations along transport corridors as among “the most important most-at-risk populations that are not adequately covered by the national HIV prevention strategy” (NACC, 2009). The phenomenon of “... Read more
News/ Article feature English
IOM Mozambique launched a series of radio programmes focusing on HIV prevention along the Nacala transport corridor, one of the major thoroughfares, which links the port of Nacala on the northern Mozambican coast to Blantyre in Malawi.The series – titled “Mukwaha n'Ekumi" meaning "travel safe" in the local language – falls under the UN HIV Joint Programme in Mozambique.This initiative aims to increase awareness of health – especially HIV – amongst mobile populations and host communities along... Read more
This report is a consolidation of the findings from baseline assessments carried out by IOM’s PHAMSA Pilot Projects implementing partners in Lesotho and Mozambique (TEBA Development), Namibia (Walvis Bay Multi Purpose Centre), South Africa (Hoedspruit Training Trust), Swaziland (Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation) and Zambia (CHAMP and Global Development Alliance companies). It reviews the HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and practices of labour migrants working in the fishing,... Read more
Manual/ Training guide English
New transportation infrastructure and the emergence of transport and economic corridors in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have led to better connectivity and regional economic integration, the creation of new jobs, and new and complex patterns of internal and cross-border migration. These developments, however, can also have negative out-comes. One is increased vulnerability to HIV infection, particularly along transport corridors and cross-border areas. Migrants and other local populations... Read more
Booklet/ Handbooks English
A comic resource exploring the challenges facing a migrant community, with a particular focus on HIV vulnerability.
Chasing Dreams aims to raise awareness of the challenges facing migrants, mobile workers and the communities with whom they interact. Of particular significance is their vulnerability to HIV. While the story is set in Walvis Bay, Namibia, the themes are relevant to service providers, managers and policy makers throughout southern Africa and around the world.Walvis Bay, with its... Read more
Andre Croucamp, Alastair Findlay, Gerhard van Wyk
Introducción: Ante el contexto de violencia y desplazamiento forzado en Colombia, los y las jóvenes son considerados como una población con mayor vulnerabilidad al VIH. El Fondo Mundial de Lucha contra el Sida, la Tuberculosis y la Malaria financió un Proyecto de prevención para disminuir su vulnerabilidad. En una primera fase, fueron abordados 16 municipios y 32 en una segunda etapa.
Objectivo: Identificar los cambios en los conocimientos y las prácticas relacionados con ITS y VIH de los... Read more
Franklyn Prieto Alvarado, Carlos Alberto González P