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: Mosler Vidal, E. and F. Laczko
Migration can be a powerful driver for sustainable development and is recognized as a cross-cutting issue throughout the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While the inclusion of migration in the 2030 Agenda presents countries with a series of new migration data challenges and reporting requirements, when this was adopted in 2015 it was seen overall as a key opportunity to improve migration data. To date there has been no comprehensive stocktaking either of migration trends…Read more
Addressing the Health challenges in immigration detention, and alternatives to detention: A country implementation guide
Author/s: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
This country implementation guide outlines current evidence, knowledge and best practices relating to the health and health challenges of refugees and migrants in immigration detention, as well as alternatives to detention. It highlights key principles and international commitments, summarizes the current status and health challenges and provides practical considerations for addressing the health challenges of refugees and migrants in immigration detention, as well as the implementation of…Read more
Diagnostic accuracy of three computer-aided detection systems for detecting pulmonary tuberculosis on chest radiography when used for screening: analysis of an international, multicenter migrants screening study
Author/s: Sifrash Meseret Gelaw, Sandra V. Kik, Morten Ruhwald, Stefano Ongarello, Tesfa Semagne Egzertegegne, Olga Gorbacheva, Christopher Gilpin, Nina Marano, Scott Lee, Christina R. Phares, Victoria Medina, Bhaskar Amatya, Claudia M. Denkinger
The aim of this study was to independently evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of three artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer aided detection (CAD) systems for detecting pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) on global migrants screening chest x-ray (CXR) cases.
Retrospective clinical data and CXR images were collected from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) pre-migration health assessment TB screening global database for US-bound migrants. A total of 2,812 participants were…Read more
Strengthening COVID-19 vaccine demand and uptake in refugees and migrants: An operational guide to support all those responsible for planning and implementing the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine to refugees and migrants at national and local levels
Author/s: World Health Organization
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities in certain populations, which may include refugees and migrants. These populations may face a range of individual, social, and practical or logistical barriers to uptake of COVID-19 vaccines that contribute to shaping their vaccination behaviours. To date these populations have shown lower rates of COVID-19 vaccination uptake in the few countries where this has been measured. WHO recommends that vaccine prioritization within…Read more
Diagnostic accuracy of chest X-ray interpretation for tuberculosis by three artificial intelligence-based software in a screening use-case: an individual patient meta-analysis of global data
Author/s: Sandra V. Kik, Sifrash M. Gelaw, Morten Ruhwald, Rinn Song, Faiz Ahmad Khan, Rob van Hest, Violet Chihota, Nguyen Viet Nhung, Aliasgar Esmail, Anna Marie Celina Garfin, Guy B. Marks, Olga Gorbacheva, Onno W. Akkerman, Kgaugelo Moropane, Le Thi Ngoc Anh, Keertan Dheda, Greg J. Fox, Nina Marano, Knut Lönnroth, Frank Cobelens, Andrea Benedetti, Puneet Dewan, Stefano Ongarello, Claudia M. Denkinger
Chest X-ray (CXR) screening is a useful diagnostic tool to test individuals at high risk of tuberculosis (TB), yet image interpretation requires trained human readers who are in short supply in many high TB burden countries. Therefore, CXR interpretation by computer-aided detection software (CAD) may overcome some of these challenges, but evidence of its accuracy is still limited.
We established a CXR library with images and metadata from…Read more
The issue of the Bulletin features studies, reports, and book chapters on topics relevant to migration and health such as disability, infectious and non-communicable diseases, mental health, border management, and human trafficking.
The audio podcast episode discusses the challenges in accessing health care and social services faced by trafficked persons in Moldova as well as the importance and utility of IOM’s health border and mobility management framework.
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.
In line with the Global Health Security Agenda and the 2005 International Health Regulations, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is working with stakeholders and partners globally to rapidly detect and respond to disease outbreaks, with an approach anchored in an in-depth understanding of human mobility dynamics.
The complete pathway of population movement at points of origin, transit, destination, and return is known as the mobility continuum. It includes mobility…Read more
Author/s: Manuela Orjuela‑Grimm, C. Deschak, C. A. Aragon Gama, Silvia Bhatt Carreño, Leslie Hoyos, Veronica Mundo, Ietza Bojorquez, Karen Carpio, Yolice Quero, Alberto Xicotencatl, Cesar Infante
Food insecurity contributes to negative outcomes for health and wellbeing, and its impact may be exacerbated during periods of vulnerability. While food insecurity is both a driver and a consequence of migration, anecdotal evidence indicates that it is also common during migration when people are ‘on the move’, although its prevalence and severity during these periods are largely undocumented. Food security monitoring is critical to ensuring the universal right to…
Internal and International Migration and its Impact on the Mental Health of Migrants. In: Moussaoui D., Bhugra D., Tribe R., Ventriglio A. (eds) Mental Health, Mental Illness and Migration
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Thomas Eliyahu Zanghellini
This chapter describes the facts and figures of today’s migration patterns and briefly presents the limits and findings of the existing research on the impact of different forms of migration on the mental health of migrants. The article aims at promoting a rights-based approach to migrants’ access to mental health care, as supported by international legal instruments. Since this right is at times disregarded due to the legal unavailability and factual inaccessibility for migrants of the…Read more