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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This issue of the Bulletin features reports, reviews, and studies on relevant migration and migration health topics such as medical diaspora, unaccompanied minors, health information systems management, and migrants’ immunization coverage.
The audio podcast episode centres on international migration and the health of unaccompanied minors.
This desk review of the medical (or health) diaspora originating from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region was conducted jointly by the Department of Health Systems Development at the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO EMRO) and the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) MENA Regional Office, both in Cairo.
The review starts with a brief overview of the (out)migration of health professionals from…Read more
Author/s: I. Bandaev, R. Kurbonova, M. Samuilova
In 2012-2013, with the support of IOM Development Fund and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan, IOM conducted a study on the causes, consequences, and responses to the migration of Tajik health workers. Until this study, the topic of the mobility of Tajik health professionals abroad has received limited attention in labor migration research in Tajikistan. The research findings presented here address this gap…
This report illustrates IOM’s health activities in 2016 and presents key achievements in the three main migration health programme areas: (a) migration health assessments and travel health assistance; (b) health promotion and assistance for migrants; and (c) migration health assistance for crisis-affected populations. The report also highlights emerging themes in migration and health, namely, work on advancing the health of migrants in the era of the…
IOM works in collaboration with national governments and other stakeholders on programs that promote effective management of health worker migration, health systems capacity building in source countries and skill/knowledge transfer from the diaspora. Here are four examples of such projects that IOM has led and/ or contributed to, with the overarching objective of contributing to strengthen health systems around the world.
Author/s: IOM MHD RO Brussels
The Equi-Health project was designed and managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office Brussels, Migration Health Division (MHD) and co-financed under the 2012 Work Plan, within the Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health (2008–2013), by a direct grant awarded to IOM by the European Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for Health and Consumers (DG SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA…Read more
Author/s: IOM MHD RO Brussels, Tea Vidovic, Mitre Georgiev
This report presents the results of the assessment report of migrant, occupational, and public health which took place in April 2014 in Croatia as part of the EQUI-HEALTH project "Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups” until April 2015. Migrant Health encompassess the physical, mental, and social needs of migrants; occupational health refers to the health needs of frst line staff, open reception centres, and detention facility staff…Read more
Promoting better management of migration in Nigeria: Mapping of Nigerian health and education professionals in the United States of America
Author/s: IOM Nigeria
The United States of America is widely known as one of the major destinations for Nigerian migrants. Migration of Nigerians to this country has been increasing over time, and trends show that this is still continuing. The situation has created a huge opportunity to harness and maximize enormous potential resources of this group.
To identify the possibility of tapping into the available skills and resources for the development of Nigeria, the…Read more
Health care providers and human trafficking: what do they know, what do they need to know? Findings from the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Central America
Author/s: Roderik Viergever, Haley West, Rosilyne Borland, Cathy Zimmerman
Background: Human trafficking is a crime that commonly results in acute and chronic physical and psychological harm. To foster more informed health sector responses to human trafficking, training sessions for health care providers were developed and pilot-tested in the Middle East, Central America, and the Caribbean. This study presents the results of an investigation into what health care providers knew and needed to know about human trafficking as part of that training…Read more
Author/s: Kekeletso Mokete
This study commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was conducted by the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) between February and May 2014 among Basotho health-care professionals working and living in the United Kingdom. The purpose of the survey was to map out the demographic and social characteristics of these health professionals, their migratory trajectories as well as their potential for contributing to the development of the health…Read more