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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“We have a lot of home deliveries” A qualitative study on the impact of COVID-19 on access to and utilization of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care among refugee women in urban Eastleigh, Kenya
Author/s: Adelaide M Lusambili, Michela Martini, Faiza Abdirahman, Abena Asante, Sharon Ochieng, Joseph N Guni, Rose Maina, Stanley Luchters
Little is known about how pregnant refugee women, and the frontline health care workers who serve them, are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of health, and health service access. Women refugees are classified as a vulnerable group with regard to pregnancy outcomes and access to maternal care and may be disproportionally at risk for COVID-19 infection as they are likely to face unique barriers to information and access to reproductive health services during…
Migration and health. In: Adepoju A., Fumagalli C., Nyabola N. (eds) Africa Migration Report: Challenging the narrative
Author/s: Sunday Smith, Benjamin Djoudalbaye, Adam Ahmat | contribution from Jaqueline Weekers, Kolitha Wickramage
The relationship between migration and health is explored, including resilience, vulnerability, and social determinants of health throughout the migration cycle. The chapter maintains that migration health governance should include the control of communicable diseases, health security, universal health coverage (UHC), and migration-responsive systems, which are all critical to health security, public health, and development. Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), African Union’s…Read more
100% TB treatment success is possible: Championing the International Organization for Migration (IOM) tuberculosis DOT and patient-centered care among refugees and other migrants undergoing pre-immigration medical examinations
Author/s: Kipsang Melly, Dhillon Nyachieco, and Miriti Damaris
A poster abstract prepared by IOM Kenya for the North American Refugee Health Conference in Oregon, USA, 7-9 June 2018.
This poster won the “Best Scientific Poster, 2018 North American Refugee Health Conference."
The study reviewed the characteristics of patients amd treatment outcome at IOM's Kenya TB DOT clinics from 2010 to 2016, including detection rates, diagnostic sputum status, drug susceptibiity test patterns and success rates.
Provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB Services in Protection of Civilian (PoC) Sites in South Sudan
Author/s: Beldina Gikundi, Marian Solangon, Kelsi Kriitmaa, Phineas Jasi, Forward Makonese, Saul Akandwanaho, Benson Otieno, and Salma Taher
A poster abstract prepared by IOM South Sudan for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, 23-27 July 2018.
Integrated HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Biological and Behavioural Surveillance Survey among Key Populations in Somalia
Author/s: Calistus Masika
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. …
Integrated HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Biological and Behavioural Surveillance Survey among Key Populations in Somaliland
Author/s: Calistus Masika
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…
The study "Health vulnerabilities of mobile populations and affected communities at the port of Dar es Salaam" has revealed that key populations working around the Port have a higher risk to contracting HIV and AIDS and STIs due to the complexities of sexual networks within their environment. The report was launched on the 22th September in Dar es Salaam and it is commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the South African…Read more
Author/s: Forcier Consulting, Inc.
Access to Maternal & Early Childhood Health Care for Urban Migrants in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya (2011)
Author/s: Shannon Carter
Background : The international community has identified migrant health as a priority area. There is increasing evidence that migrant communities access and use health care services differently than do host populations and that migration status is associated with compromised access to healthcare. The health of urban migrants in Nairobi is a particularly important issue, as it is estimated that 500 new migrants arrive in the Eastleigh area of Nairobi…
Presumptive Treatment to Reduce Imported Malaria among Refugees from East Africa Resettling in the United States
Author/s: Christina Phares, Bryan Kapella, Annelise Doney, Paul Arguin, Michael Green, Leul Mekonnen, Aleksander Galev, Michelle Weinberg, William Stauffer
Abstract: During May 4, 2007–February 29, 2008, the United States resettled 6,159 refugees from Tanzania. Refugees received pre-departure antimalarial treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), partially supervised (three/six doses) artemether-lumefantrine (AL), or fully supervised AL. Thirty-nine malaria cases were detected. Disease incidence was 15.5/1,000 in the SP group and 3.2/1,000 in the partially supervised AL group (relative change = –79%, 95% confidence…Read more