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.
The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus in Health
Worldwide, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) works to operationalize the humanitarian-development-peace nexus (HDPN) by strengthening collaboration and coherence between humanitarian, development and peace actors, Member States, beneficiaries and other partners. Peace is a fundamental prerequisite for good health, and poor access to health and other basic social services is both a driver and consequence of conflict and displacement. As such, health-related programming has…Read more
Migration Health 2020 Impact Overview
This report is an annual overview of activities led and implemented by the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2020, in partnership with Member States, United Nations agencies and other partners in the international community, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, meet the operational challenges and advance understanding of migration health, encourage socioeconomic development through migration, and work towards ensuring respect of the human…Read more
Migration Health in the Sustainable Development Goals
The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts people at the center of all actions, particularly the most marginalized and disempowered, for the realization of societies that are more equitable and inclusive. It also acknowledges that migration carries a development potential, owing to migrants’ intellectual, cultural, human and financial capital, and their active participation in society. Being and staying healthy is a fundamental precondition for migrants to work, be productive, and …Read more
World Migration Report 2020: Chapter 7 - Migration and Health: Current Issues, Governance and Knowledge Gaps
Author/s: Jo Vearey, Charles Hui, Kolitha Wickramage
There is a dynamic and complex relationship between migration and health. Migration can lead to greater exposure to health risks, such as those migrant workers working in conditions of precarious employment with limited access to affordable health care. Migration can also be linked to improved health – for instance, after moving from a context of persecution and fear of violence to a safe environment. This chapter examines the four key aspects of migration and health: (a) the health of…Read more
World Migration Report 2020 - InfoSheet No. 7 Migration and Health
The World Migration Report (WMR) 2020 InfoSheets provide a succinct overview of each of the 11 chapters in the Report. They provide an easy and quick way to get a sense of the topics and issues examined in WMR 2020. This one focuses on migration and health.
Global compact for safe, orderly regular migration (GCM): From process to substance In: 2nd Global Consultation Colombo, Sri Lanka, 21-23 February 2017
Author/s: Gervais Appave
Presented during the 2nd Global Consultation Colombo held in Sri Lanka on 21-23 February 2017. Discussed the definition of global compact, modelaities/timelines, and how it relate to migrants' health.
Migrant health and tuberculosis
Author/s: Mario Raviglione, Davide Mosca
The TB response needs to be a priority in health and migration, given its profound health and social consequences and the health security threat posed by this top airborne infectious killer.
An overview of tuberculosis and migration
Author/s: Poonam Dhavan, HM Dias, Jacob Creswell, D Weil
This article is the first in the State-of-the-Art series of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease on TB and migration. It provides an overview of migration trends, migration pathways and social determinants, and impact on TB. This article outlines a framework for the prevention and reduction of the TB burden among migrants, adapted from the World Health Organization's End TB Strategy, and in accordance with the Stop TB Partnership's Global…Read more
Health in the post-2015 development agenda: The importance of migrants’ health for sustainable and equitable development In: Migration Policy Practice (Vol. 2, No. 6)
Author/s: Davide Mosca, Barbara Rijks, Caroline Schultz
The International Organization for Migration, in response to the call made by the World Health Organization for papaers on "Health in the post-2015 development agenda", has submitted a position paper entitled "The importance of migrants' health for sustainable and equitable development" for the thematic consultation on health. The paper calls for specific attention to underlying determinants of health that relate to mobility and migration and explians why migrants' health is a cross-cutting…Read more
A Global Report on Population Mobility and Malaria: Moving towards elimination with migration in mind
Author/s: C Ward, Nenette Motus, Davide Mosca
This reports IOM activities towards elimination of malaria. More dialogue is needed to enhance understanding of migrants’ right to health and the concept that health and social costs are reduced when healthy migrants are fully integrated into their host communities. Furthermore, these discussions should take place at all levels of government as addressing malaria across the migration continuum requires critical inter-country coordination for sharing of information and good practices among…Read more