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.
A brief overview is provided on the ‘MHADRI Global Network Member Meeting’ held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in Sep 2017, outlining MHADRI’s vision and initiatives. A book on the assessment of malaria control in Yemen is highlighted. Lastly, three journal articles are presented; one from IOM Nairobi focusing on evaluation of rapid diagnostic test for Rotavirus in Dadaab Refugee Camp; one from IOM Washington D.C. centering on comparative cost analysis of the Vaccination Program for US-bound Refugees…Read more
A book launched last July on the analysis of migration and health-related laws, policies and legal frameworks that impact access to health and malaria services in the Greater Mekong Subregion is profiled. Three articles are presented; the first from IOM Thailand on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients from the Thailand-Myanmar border; the second from IOM Russia on pre-entry health assessment among labour migrants in the CIS; and lastly, from IOM Belgium on health-related aspects in the…Read more
The Migration Health Division dedicates this edition of the Migration Health Research Bulletin in honoring the work of Professor Chesmal Siriwardhana who tragically died in a fatal traffic accident in London in April 2017. An outstanding academic and psychiatrist with a vision for transformative research for policy impact in fields of migration health and global mental health, Professor Chesmal of the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Tropical Medicine was committed to…Read more
In this edition, three distinct research papers from IOM MHD missions globally are presented. The first one from MHD HQ and MAC look at the policy approaches to improve health systems for populations affected by migration; the second one from IOM Mission in Zambia examines the relationship between migrant-related stressors, psychosocial outcomes and HIV sexual risk behaviour among truck drivers in Zambia; and the third one from IOM Mission in Viet Nam focuses on how to improve support for…Read more
This chapter provides an overview of global data and trends on international migrants and international migration. It also provides a discussion of particular migrant groups – namely migrant workers, refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs – as well as of remittances. In addition, the chapter highlights the growing body of IOM programmatic and other data, particularly on missing migrants, assisted voluntary returns and reintegration, migrant health, resettlement,…
Author/s: Boris Sergeyev, Igor Kazanets
This paper introduces disease screening for tuberculosis among labor migrants reporting that conducting pre-departure health assessments is associated with earlier detection of tuberculosis, resulting in a shorter period of infectiousness and hospitalization and significant savings in health budget.
- Purpose: Influx of labor migrants into Russia makes it necessary to put TB prevention measures in place, both inside and outside of Russian…
Author/s: Michael Flynn, Kolitha Wickramage
Work is a principal driver of current international migration, a primary social determinant of health, and a fundamental point of articulation between migrants and their host society. Efforts by international organizations to promote migrant health have traditionally focused on infectious diseases and access to healthcare, while international labor organizations have largely focused on issues of occupational health. The underutilization of the domain of work in addressing…Read more
Patterns of abuse amongst Sri Lankan women returning home after working as domestic maids in the Middle East: An exploratory study of medico-legal referrals
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage, Malintha De Silva, Sharika Peiris
Objective: Migrant worker abuse is well recognised, but poorly characterised within the scientific literature. This study aimed to explore patterns of abuse amongst Sri Lankan women returning home after working as domestic maids.
Methods: Sri Lanka has over 2 million of its citizens employed overseas as international labor migrants. A cross-sectional study was conducted on Sri Lankan female…
Author/s: IOM Sri Lanka