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.
Interim Guidance on Scaling-up COVID-19 Outbreak in Readiness and Response Operations in Camps and Camp-like Settings (jointly developed by IFRC, IOM, UNHCR and WHO)
Author/s: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Secretariat
This interim guidance addresses specific needs and considerations required in humanitarian situations, including camps and camp-like settings and the surrounding host communities, in scaling-up readiness and response operations for the COVID-19 outbreak through effective multi-sectoral partnership. This is intended for field coordinators, camp managers, and public health personnel, as well as national and local governments and the wider humanitarian community working in humanitarian…Read more
The management of tuberculosis (TB) by IOM aims to adequately treat and cure the infected patient, as well as minimize the risk of transmission to other persons before, during, and after migration. Quality TB management requires the consistent and diligent application of a standardized, evidence-based approach along with recognized guidelines. This manual aims to support a consistent and high-quality process of TB management for IOM health assessment activities worldwide.
A Psychosocial Approach to Reintegration Counselling Adapted for the East and the Horn of Africa Region | January 2020
Adapted from a document originally developed for Western and Central Africa, this guide – specifically tailored for the European Union–IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa – discusses the importance of a psychosocial approach to reintegration counselling. It outlines the basic counselling and communication skills necessary to conduct a successful and psychologically informed reintegration counselling interview with a returned migrant. It is a…Read more
Author/s: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
Community-based approaches to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (CB MHPSS) in emergencies are based on the understanding that communities can be drivers for their own care and change and should be meaningfully involved in all stages of MHPSS responses. Emergency-affected people are first and foremost to be viewed as active participants in improving individual and collective well-being, rather than as passive recipients of services that are designed for them by others. Thus, using…Read more
Author/s: International Organization for Migration
The present Manual aims to facilitate mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) experts and managers in designing, implementing and evaluating community-based MHPSS (CB MHPSS) programmes, projects and activities for emergency-affected and displaced populations in humanitarian settings. It is specifically designed to support managers and experts hired by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). However, it can also be used, in its entirety or in some of its components, by…Read more
This guide is intended to provide key information on the importance of a psychosocial approach to post-arrival reintegration counselling, describing the basic counselling and communication skills necessary to conduct a successful and psychologically informed reintegration counselling interview with a returned migrant. It is a practical tool to support the reintegration counselor during the reintegration counselling process.
Training packages for health professionals to improve access and quality of health services for migrants and ethnic minorities, including the Roma : Training materials
Author/s: Andalusian School of Public School
The project "Training packages for health professionals to improve access and quality of health services for migrants and ethnic minorities, including the Roma ( MEM-TP)" has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme (2008-2013). This document contains the core content of the training materials.
Author/s: Sifrash Meseret Gelaw
Recommendations for Conducting Ethical Mental Health and Psychosocial Research in Emergency Settings
Author/s: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is an integral part of any emergency response. Research knowledge is a fundamental factor in the design and implementation of effective MHPSS programmes. Therefore, research in all its forms is key to informed MHPSS emergency responses. Recommendations for Conducting Ethical Mental Health and Psychosocial Research in Emergency Settings provides an overview of principles, practices, and examples to support researches, practitioners, managers,…Read more
Author/s: IOM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
For health-care providers, trafficking in persons is best understood as a serious health risk because as with other forms of violence, it is associated with physical and psychological harm. Health providers may come into contact with victims of trafficking at different stages of the trafficking process and at different stages of their recovery. The informed and attentive health-care provider can play an important role in assisting and treating individuals who may have…Read more