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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Author/s: Webber G, Edwards N, Amaratunga C, Graham ID, Keane V, Ros S
Cambodia is experiencing a generalized HIV epidemic; there is evidence some populations within Cambodia are particularly vulnerable to infection. A mixed-methods study was conducted in 2006 on the vulnerability to contract HIV of rural-to-urban migrant Cambodian garment factory workers. This paper reports the views of these female migrant workers regarding the use of condoms in their sexual relationships. Semi-structured interviews were conducted among 20 workers about their…Read more
Author/s: Tansey E, Theyise N, Borland R, West H
There is increasing recognition that in order to respond to the HIV epidemic migrants and mobile populations must be included in national and regional responses. While migration in and of itself does not necessarily contribute to increased risk of HIV infection, some migrants and mobile populations do face increased HIV risk. With its immense coastline and extensive transport industry, Southern Africa provides an excellent case study to examine the HIV risks and…Read more
Author/s: IOM Nairobi
“IOM WORKS WITH PARTNERS TO REDUCE THE MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY OF COMMUNITIES VULNERABLE TO CHOLERA”
With limited access to basic health care and safe drinking water, Kenya has suffered several cholera outbreaks in vulnerable regions since 1971. Cholera, an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated, is often spread through contaminated water or food. It is a major concern for mobile populations, pastoralist communities…Read more
Migration and Health in South Africa: A review of the current situation and recommendations for achieving the World Health Assembly Resolution on the health of migrants
Author/s: IOM South Africa
A review of the current situation and recommendations for achieving the World Health Assembly Resolution on health of migrants. November 2010.
- Executive summary
- Migration, development and health in South Africa
Multiple forms of migration: internal and cross-border migration are global realities: Internal migration within South Africa…
Access to Maternal and Early Childhood Health Care for Urban Migrants in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya: Pilot Study
Author/s: Shannon Carter
The international community has identified migrant health as a priority area. There is increasing evidence that migrant communities access and use of health care services differently that do host populations and that migrant status is associated with compromised access to healthcare. The health of urban migrants in Nairobi is a particularly important issue, as it is estimated that 500 new migrants arrive in the Eastleight area of NAirobi each week. The Migration Health…Read more
Author/s: Mariya Samuilova, María-José Peiro, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Based on the recommendations of the EU Advisory Group on Migration and Health, a matrix of European migration health projects was developed as part of the Assisting Migrants and Communities (AMAC) project. The objective was to explore synergies amongst European Commission funded projects and especially those funded under the EC Public Health Programme 2006-2008. Nineteen projects were included in the analysis, covering topics such as different types of lead partner organisation,…Read more
Author/s: Bibiana Navarro, Sandra Pinzon, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Vanessa Barbosa, Paola Pace
This document was developed within the framework of the “Increasing Public Health Safety alongside the New Eastern European Border Line” (PHBLM) Project.
Financial contribution: European Commission, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Hungarian Ministry of Health, the Regional Ministry of Health of Andalusia, and the University of Pécs and the Andalusian School of Public Health.
Author/s: Nattasuda Taephant
This training manual is meant to provide qualified reference to general helpers and counsellors on the appropriate operational standards of care and assistance to trafficked persons, paying special consideration to the psychosocial aspects of the trafficking experience. To increase their capacity and effectiveness, it is important for field practitioners to familiarize themselves with the fundamental concepts underlying the stages of human trafficking and their impact on…Read more
Author/s: Paola Pace
The right of evryone to be the highestattainable standard of physical and mental health (right to health) is a human right recognized in numerous instruments at the international, regional, and national levels and supported by a range of accountabilty mechanisms. Those who migrate are human beings and therefore right holders, as wel as active agents of economic, cultural, social, and politcal development. Notwithstanding the attention that the health both of those who…Read more