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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Periodicals and Newsletters English
A bulletin of news, information and analysis of migration and health in East and Southern Africa.
Inside this Issue:
New clinic offers roadside health care for mobile population in Kenya
Providing medical escort services to medically unfit Zimbabwean migrants
Southern Africa ports as spaces of HIV vulnerability
HIV Vulnerabiity among Mobile POpulations in the Ports of Mozambique
IOM RO Southern Africa
IOM commissioned this study to obtain information on the trucking sector, sex work, and HIV through an analysis of social and behavioural patterns at 14 pre-selected sites along the Beira and Tete transport corridors in Mozambique. This study is intended to help government and partners to develop customized HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes for communities along the main transport corridors. In addition, the findings will be used in advocacy with key national and regional... Read more
IOM South Africa and Mozambique
Kenya is currently experiencing both a generalized and a concentrated HIV epidemic. It has a national HIV prevalence of 6.3% and 1.3 million people between the ages of 15 to 64 across the country are living with HIV. According to the Kenya National AIDS Control Council (NACC), female sex workers (FSW) and their clients account for 14.1% of new infections. The Kenyan national response has recently started targeting research and programming efforts towards key population groups, and... Read more
IOM South Africa
Research brief English
Between May 2009 and January 2010, a multi‐partner team undertook a mixed methods study to explore the social, economic and cultural factors related to engagement in multiple concurrent sexual partnerships. Additionally, the team sought to describe the level of mobility of the study populations and the relationship between mobility and sexual concurrency.
Kathleen MacQueen, Katy Barwise
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Objective: To measure prevalence of HIV and syphilis and describe characteristics of sex work among female sex workers (FSWs) in Hargeisa, Somaliland, Somalia.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey recruited 237 FSWs using respondent-driven sampling (RDS). A face-to-face, structured interview using handheld-assisted personal interviewing (HAPI) on personal digital assistants (PDAs) was completed and blood collected for serological testing.
Results: FSWs 15–19 years old accounted for 6.9% of the... Read more
Kelsi Kriitmaa, Adriennea Testa, Mohamed Osman, Ivana Bozicevic, Gabriele Riedner, Jacqueline Malungu, Greg Irving, Ismail Abdalla
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
This study identifies a compelling but under-researched area of the HIV epidemic in Mozambique. The economic, social and cultural implications of the epidemic need to be thoroughly analyzed so that appropriate measures can be devised to prevent new infections, scale up treatment, and provide care and support to those most in need.
Cashew processing in Mozambique
Survey site description and methodology
Discussion and conclusions
IOMS... Read more
Tatiana Martins, Brad Paul, George Sirignano, Stuart Simpson
In response to the health and HIV vulnerabilities of mine workers, their families and the communities with which they interact, IOM in partnership with Southern African Development Community (SADC) HIV/AIDS Unit, United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa (UNAIDS RSTESA), and TEBA Development (Regional Office), organised a Regional Workshop on HIV Responses for Mine Workers, Their Families and Affected Communities in Southern Africa, which... Read more
IOM, UNAIDS RSTESA, TEBA, SIDA, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
The study findings corroborate available evidence that port areas are “hot spots” for HIV transmission. The study also identifies significant structural and workplace issues of concern that further exacerbate the vulnerability of port-users to HIV. It is comforti ng to verify that the study does not show great differences in results between migrant and non-migrant workers, which points to port-users having equal access to informati on and services related to HIV and AIDS.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY... Read more
Andrew Lind, Brad Paul, Tomasse Temoteo Cumbuian, Stuart Simpson
The main purpose of this survey was to obtain information on the prevalence of HIV among farm workers and to document their behaviours, perceptions and attitudes regarding HIV-related issues. This information will enable IOM, government and local partners to develop customized HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes for farm workers. It also serves as a baseline against which trends over time may be compared. In addition, the findings will be used as an advocacy tool to engage... Read more