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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Millions of children are on the move, both within and between countries, with or without their parents. The conditions under which movement takes place are often treacherous, putting migrant children, especially unaccompanied and separated children, at an increased risk of economic or sexual exploitation, abuse, neglect and violence. Policy responses to protect and support these migrant children are often fragmented and inconsistent and while children on the move have become a recognised…Read more
This report illustrates IOM’s health activities in 2012. Key achievements in three main programmatic areas are presented: Migration Health Assessments and Travel Health Assistance; Health Promotion and Assistance for Migrants; and Migration Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations. The report also highlights two emerging themes in migration and health, namely, mobilizing diaspora health professionals for health systems strengthening; and health…
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage
Shared societies are generally defined as those in which multi-ethnic and multi-cultural communities co-exist. A more dynamic definition articulated by Coexistence International expresses shared societies as those in which ‘diversity is embraced’ and ‘interdependence between different groups is recognized’, where the ‘use of weapons to address conflicts is increasingly obsolete’ (HSSPM, 2011). There are many conceptual dimensions of co-existence, and unpacking…Read more
Author/s: Pia Oberoi, Juana Sotomayor, Paola Pace, Barbara Rijks, Jacqueline Weekers, Yehenew Tsegaye Walilegne
In this publication, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) explore the multifaceted health and human rights challenges that migrants face and report on recent developments in this area. The aim of this publication is to provide all stakeholders with a reference on key health and human rights issues in the context of international migration. It is meant to…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
Health and human mobility in the 21st century: The importance of migrants’ health for sustainable and equitable development
Author/s: William Lacy Swing
Article featured in Global Health Diplomacy - Fall of 2013. The article discussed the challenge to elevate the health of migrants to the post-2015 development framework that is discussed at the highest level by political leaders around the world. IOM believes there are three key arguments why the health of migrants should be addressed in the post-2015 development agenda: 1) migrants have a right to health; 2) including migrants in health systems improves public health…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 role for health in the global migration and development debate? Looking ahead at the UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD) and other forums In: Migration Policy Practice (Vol. 3, No. 2)
Author/s: Davide Mosca, Barbara Rijks, Caroline Schultz
This article examines gaps and good practices in ensuring social protection in health for migrant workers and argues that, as both migration and health are enablers for development, health should be discussed in global migration and development debates. The GFMD and the High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD) are important venues to address the health of migrant workers, and this article provides views on how policies and multisectoral…Read more