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.
Health vulnerabilities of mobile and migrant populations in Selected Ports of South Africa - Regional Synthesis Report
Author/s: Tim Quinlan
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…Read more
Author/s: IOM South Africa
This issue focused on IOMs efforts to support governments in these regions to integrate the health needs of migrants into national and regional plans, policies and strategies, taking into account their human rights, including the right to health.
- IOM address the health of migrants in the Southern Africa mining sector
- Regional:IOM supports accelerated response to…
Author/s: IOM South Africa
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 …
Author/s: IOM Kenya
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).…Read more
Author/s: IOM Africa and Middle East
Migration Health is a regional newsletter highlighting how IOM and partners are making a difference to the lives of migrants and mobile populations across Africa and the Middle East. Packed with news features, interviews, photo galleries and IOM’s latest research, the newsletter underpins the Migration Health Division's core mandate to promote and deliver evidence-informed health policies and programmes which are beneficial, accessible, and equitable for…
HIV prevalence and characteristics of sex work among female sex workers in Hargeisa, Somaliland, Somalia
Author/s: Kelsi Kriitmaa, Adriennea Testa, Mohamed Osman, Ivana Bozicevic, Gabriele Riedner, Jacqueline Malungu, Greg Irving, Ismail Abdalla
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…Read more
Regional Workshop on HIV Responses for Mine Workers, Their Families and Affected Communities in Southern Africa
Author/s: IOM, UNAIDS RSTESA, TEBA, SIDA, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
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…Read more
Author/s: IOM RO Southern Africa
A bulletin of news, information and analysis on migration health in Southern Africa.
- IOM farm worker study reveals highest HIV prevalence ever reported among a working population in Southern Africa
- Introducing the partnership on health and mobility in East and Southern Africa
- Spaces of vulnerability - moving beyond stigmatizing migrants
- IOM implementing partner clinches second impumelelo innovations awards
- Keyhold garden help…
Author/s: IOM Regional Office South Africa
Regional workshop on 4-6 November 2009 in Durban, South Africa
In response to the vulnerabilities faced by seafarers and port-based communities in the ports of southern Africa, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with Southern African Development Community (SADC), United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), International Labour Organization (ILO) and Trucking Wellness, organised a Regional Workshop on HIV…Read more
Author/s: Alan Ferguson, Kelsi Kriitmaa
The study can be viewed as a contribution to baseline knowledge of the epidemiology of STI and HIV on a fast-developing transport corridor and is intended to guide future research and targeted programme planning. The study concentrated on sex workers and their clients, truck drivers, as well as health facilities, pharmacists, private clinicians, employers, NGO staff, and bar lodging establishments.