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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Clinical Management of Rape and Intimate Partner Violence Survivors: Developing protocols for use in humanitarian settings
Author/s: World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
This guide offers clear steps and suggestions to help in providing quality care to survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner violence and guide the development of a protocol for care. Presented in this guide are simple but important ways that every healthcare provider, including those who are not specialists, can follow to assist a woman who has experienced violence to meet a range of critical needs, including immediate and ongoing emotional/psychological health needs, physical…Read more
Interim Guidance on Scaling-up COVID-19 Outbreak in Readiness and Response Operations in Camps and Camp-like Settings (jointly developed by IFRC, IOM, UNHCR and WHO)
Author/s: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Secretariat
This interim guidance addresses specific needs and considerations required in humanitarian situations, including camps and camp-like settings and the surrounding host communities, in scaling-up readiness and response operations for the COVID-19 outbreak through effective multi-sectoral partnership. This is intended for field coordinators, camp managers, and public health personnel, as well as national and local governments and the wider humanitarian community working in humanitarian…Read more
This guide is intended to provide key information on the importance of a psychosocial approach to post-arrival reintegration counselling, describing the basic counselling and communication skills necessary to conduct a successful and psychologically informed reintegration counselling interview with a returned migrant. It is a practical tool to support the reintegration counselor during the reintegration counselling.
The management of tuberculosis (TB) by IOM aims to adequately treat and cure the infected patient, as well as minimize the risk of transmission to other persons before, during, and after migration. Quality TB management requires the consistent and diligent application of a standardized, evidence-based approach along with recognized guidelines. This manual aims to support a consistent and high-quality process of TB management for IOM health assessment activities worldwide.
This guide is intended to provide key information on the importance of a psychosocial approach to post-arrival reintegration counselling, describing the basic counselling and communication skills necessary to conduct a successful and psychologically informed reintegration counselling interview with a returned migrant. It is a practical tool to support the reintegration counselor during the reintegration counselling process.
Author/s: International Organization for Migration
The present Manual aims to facilitate mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) experts and managers in designing, implementing and evaluating community-based MHPSS (CB MHPSS) programmes, projects and activities for emergency-affected and displaced populations in humanitarian settings. It is specifically designed to support managers and experts hired by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). However, it can also be used, in its entirety or in some of its components, by…Read more
Author/s: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
Community-based approaches to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (CB MHPSS) in emergencies are based on the understanding that communities can be drivers for their own care and change and should be meaningfully involved in all stages of MHPSS responses. Emergency-affected people are first and foremost to be viewed as active participants in improving individual and collective well-being, rather than as passive recipients of services that are designed for them by others. Thus, using…Read more
Author/s: IOM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Para muitas vítimas do tráfico de pessoas, as conseqüências físicas e psicológicas da experiência de tráfico podem ser graves e duradouras. Os profissionais de saúde podem entrar em contato com as vítimas do tráfico em diferentes estágios do processo de tráfico e em diferentes momentos de sua recuperação. Para profissionais de saúde, diagnosticar e tratar pessoas traficadas pode ser excepcionalmente desafiador, por isso ao estar informado e atento, este…
Author/s: Sifrash Meseret Gelaw
Recommendations for Conducting Ethical Mental Health and Psychosocial Research in Emergency Settings
Author/s: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is an integral part of any emergency response. Research knowledge is a fundamental factor in the design and implementation of effective MHPSS programmes. Therefore, research in all its forms is key to informed MHPSS emergency responses. Recommendations for Conducting Ethical Mental Health and Psychosocial Research in Emergency Settings provides an overview of principles, practices, and examples to support researches, practitioners, managers,…Read more