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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Assessing the Ground Crossing Points of Nepal and Their Compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005) to Prepare and Inform the Public Health Response to COVID-19
This study aimed to assess the status of IHR (2005) core capacity requirements at the designated ground crossings in Nepal in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Quantitative assessment was carried out at PoEs after preliminary assessment of 11 GCPs conducted by IOM jointly with the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), Ministry of Health and Population, Government of Nepal. A total of 17 field researchers were mobilized for data collection at these GCPs from 11-14 December…Read more
Author/s: Anuj Kapilashrami, Anns Issac, Jeevan Sharma, Kolitha Wickramage, Ekatha Ann John, Divya Ravindranath, Roomi Aziz, Patrick Duigan
South Asia, home to around a quarter of the world’s population and 40% of the world’s poor, is being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The global response to the pandemic has focused mainly on containment of the contagion and “flattening the curve” through testing and strict social distancing, but these universal approaches fail to take account of resource limitations in countries in South Asia and ignore the realities of vulnerable populations, such as low-income migrants, internally…Read more
Migration histories of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients from the Thailand-Myanmar border, 2012-2014
Author/s: CC Thi, DM PArker, LL Swe, S Pukrittayakamee, CL Ling, K Amornpaisarnloet, M Vincent-Delmas, FH Nosten
SETTING: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a growing public health threat in South-East Asia. TB is typically a disease of poverty and can be spread by infected humans who migrate from one region to another.
DESIGN: We interviewed 20 MDR-TB patients on the Thailand-Myanmar border with regard to their migration histories. Migration origins and destinations were mapped.
RESULTS: All but one participant had a history of migration, and maps of…Read more
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage, Suneth B Agampodi, Davide Mosca, Sharika Peiris
“Don’t forget the migrants”: Exploring preparedness and response strategies to combat the potential spread of MERS-CoV virus through migrant workers in Sri Lanka
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage, Sharika Peiris, Suneth Agampodi
Malaria on the move: Mapping of Population Migration and Malaria in the South-Eastern Region of Myanmar
Author/s: Nigoon Jitthai
Malaria is still one of the major public health concerns in Myanmar as some 1.5 million cases and over 3,200 malaria deaths were estimated in the past two years. Several factors contribute to the spread of malaria and apart from forest/forest-fringe dwellers, mobile and migrant populations (MMP) are considered the major risk group for malaria transmission. Accordingly, the 2011-2015 Strategic Framework for Artemisinin Resistance Containment (MARC) in Myanmar calls for…Read more
Bangkok Statement on Migration and Development: Outcome document of the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2010
Author/s: ESCAP Social Development Division (SDD)
The Bangkok Statement on Migration and Development stresses that migrant workers are development actors and contribute by way of remittances, skills, culture and labour to states of origin, transit and destination. It highlights the region’s great diversity in levels of development and sizes of countries, resulting in migration taking many forms, as well as the increased complexity in managing migration in the region-many countries being simultaneously sending, transit and…Read more
Migration and HIV/AIDS in Thailand: Triangulation of biological, behavioural and programmatic response data in selected provinces
Author/s: Nigoon Jitthai, Siriporn Yongpanichkul, Mandhana Bijaisoradat
Draft of Avian and Human Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan in Four Piloted Districts of Chiang Rai Province, Thailand
Author/s: IOM Thailand
It is important to note that this is a draft plan which will require ongoing revision to ensure it is a current and effective tool to apply in the course of a pandemic. However, we also hope that the drafted avian and human influenza pandemic preparedness plan will be useful for several relevant agencies in Chiang Rai and other provinces who may wish to use it as an example and/or to modify it to suit their organizational needs.
Author/s: John Oeltmann, Jay Varma, Luis Ortega, Yecai Liu, Thomas O’Rourke, Maria Cano, Theresa Harrington, Sean Toney, Warren Jones, Samart Karuchit, Lois Diem, Dhanida Rienthong, Jordan Tappero, Kashef Ijaz, Susan Maloney
In January 2005, tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB), was reported among Hmong refugees who were living in or had recently immigrated to the United States from a camp in Thailand. We investigated TB and drug resistance, enhanced TB screenings, and expanded treatment capacity in the camp. In February 2005, 272 patients with TB (24 MDR TB) remained in the camp. Among 17 MDR TB patients interviewed, 13 were found to be linked socially. Of 23 MDR TB…Read more