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.
Author/s: Susanna Corona Maioli, Kol Wickramage
An "unaccompanied child" is a child separated from both parents and other relatives who is not being cared for by any other adult who, by law or custom, is responsible for doing so. Unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) are potentially more vulnerable to migration risks, due to their young age and unaccompanied status.
Due to differences in definitions and national procedures, collecting accurate data on UASC is very challenging. They may lose their identity documents and have…Read more
Articles featured in the landmark UCL-Lancet Commission report on Migration and Health in December 2018 and feature research papers centering on tuberculosis and human mobility are profiled. Also, a study that summarizes the work done to address the legal obstacles that migrants face in accessing health services in the Greater Mekong Subregion countries and its impact on malaria elimination as well as a study looking at whether the risk of suicidal behaviour is increased in left-behind…Read more
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)-HIV Knows No Borders: Stories of change and best practices
Author/s: SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Project
‘SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders’ has been designed as a holistic, regional project to improve sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV-related outcomes amongst migrants (including migrant adolescents, young people and sex workers), as well as non-migrant adolescents, young people, sex workers and others living in migrationaffected communities. It is being implemented in selected high-volume migration-affected communities, including border communities, in all six countries.
This report…Read more
Substance Use Primary Prevention Campaign Effectiveness Measurement Survey Report: Psychoactive Substance Use Primary Prevention Campaign Project
Author/s: Lela Sturua and Darejan (Jana) Javakhishvili
This report presents the results of the survey that assesses the effectiveness of the substance use primary prevention campaign conducted by the International Organization for Migration and relevant stakeholders. It depicts findings related to changes in the awareness of migrant and ethnic minority school children with regard to risks of the use of specific psychoactive substances subsequent to the implementation of the primary prevention campaign in the public school setting.
Children and adolescents on the move: what does the Global Compact for Migration mean for their health?
Author/s: Delan Devakumar, Neal Russell, Lisa Murphy, Kolitha Wickramage, Susan Sawyer, Ibrahim Abubakar
Author/s: Lela Sturua, Darejan (Jana) Javakhishvili
The “Life is Better” information, education and communication materials are intended for adolescents aged 13–14 years old and narrate the ill effects and risk factors of psychoactive substances' abuse. “Life is Better” comprises information on risks resulting from abuse of such psychoactive substances as tobacco, alcohol, injecting drugs, inhalants, bio/ spices, sedatives, ecstasy and marijuana/ cannabis. “Life is Better” aims to raise awareness of adolescents on health-…Read more
Author/s: Barbara Rijks
This chapter focuses on the human, economic and social rights of adolescents and youth (between 15 and 24 years of age), especially their right to health. It argues that the lack of protection and promotion of rights increases the health vulnerabilities of young migrants, especially in the context of irregular migration. Although migrants across the board – young and old, male and female, documented and undocumented, skilled and less skilled – are exposed to health risks,…Read more
Author/s: Saba Khan
Supported by the Global Fund, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) implemented community-based and youth-focused HIV prevention programs in Somalia. Little was known about the HIV vulnerability of Somali youth aged 15-24, and a baseline study was conducted on the sexual behaviors, knowledge and practice of youth to assess their HIV vulnerability.
The study carried out a survey in high-risk zones in Somalia targeting unmarried male…Read more
Foreign-born children in Europe: An overview from the health behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC) study
Author/s: Michal Molcho, Thoroddur Bjarnason, Francesca Cristini, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Theadora Koller, Carmen Moreno, Saoirse Nic Gabhainn, Massimo Santinello
Author/s: Maria do Céu Machado, Ana Fernandes, Beatriz Padilla, Sónia Dias, Inês Gomes, Alexandra Dias, Miguel Oliveira e Silva