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.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Migration: Programme Framework for East and Horn of Africa and Southern Africa 2023–2027
This Programme Framework for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Migration for East and Horn of Africa and Southern Africa (2023-2027) provides a strategic direction on the key priorities and approaches to be undertaken by IOM and its partners in sustaining migration-responsive SRHR and HIV interventions in the region. The overarching goal of this five-year Programme Framework is to…Read more
An Analysis of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policies in Relation to Migrants, Sex Workers, and Young and Vulnerable People in Migration‑affected Communities in South Africa
Globally and in South Africa, IOM migration health programming seeks to promote the inclusion of migrants in laws, policies, and programmes at the global, regional, and national levels. Addressing incoherencies in health and non-health policies could reduce the exclusion of vulnerable migrants in services and programmes.
This report highlights findings and recommendations of the policy analysis research that was commissioned by IOM to investigate the degree of coherence among various…Read more
Managing the Paradox of Conflictual Policy and Strategy Regarding Health of Irregular Migrants: Perspective From Europe and Africa
Author/s: Ursula Trummer, Michela Martini, Sabelo Mbokazi
Irregular migrants belong to the most vulnerable migrant groups. Health threats associated with an irregular status are high, and access to health services is severely restricted globally. Concerning migration aspects, a common public narrative for Europe and Africa is that Africa is sending thousands of migrants to embark on an irregular life-threatening journey of migration to Europe every year. Although this is a well documented reality, it is by far not the most important migration…Read more
Author/s: IOM Regional Office for Southern Africa
This report presents the findings of a desk review undertaken in August 2022 to determine the rights of migrants to access healthcare services - including in relation to occupational health and the health of migrant workers - in the 16 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States. Building on a previous review of migrants’ rights to health in Southern Africa (2009) this report offers a comprehensive resource outlining the extent to which SADC Member States provide migrants…Read more
“They are too quiet about migration”: A scoping exercise exploring migration and disability in South Africa
Author/s: Edward Govere, Jo Vearey, Rebecca Walker
Migrants, particularly those living with disability, have often been described as a hidden and hard-to-reach population. A scoping exercise was conducted to shed more light on the nature of migration and disability, with a focus on the extent to which migrants living with disability are included in related policies in South Africa. The methodology included a desk review of policies, strategies and guidelines on migration and disability in South Africa and, more broadly, Southern Africa;…Read more
Migration and health. In: Adepoju A., Fumagalli C., Nyabola N. (eds) Africa Migration Report: Challenging the narrative
Author/s: Sunday Smith, Benjamin Djoudalbaye, Adam Ahmat | contribution from Jaqueline Weekers, Kolitha Wickramage
The relationship between migration and health is explored, including resilience, vulnerability, and social determinants of health throughout the migration cycle. The chapter maintains that migration health governance should include the control of communicable diseases, health security, universal health coverage (UHC), and migration-responsive systems, which are all critical to health security, public health, and development. Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), African Union’s…Read more
The purpose of this Mid Term Review (MTR) was to review and evaluate the project approach, progress and results to date against the agreed results framework indicators, with a focus upon relevance, efficiency and effectiveness.
At midterm, several successes have been recorded. These include increases in knowledge and enhanced coverage by SRH services for adolescents and young people, migrants and sex workers, as well as members of host communities.
Also significant is the…Read more
SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Project; A synthesis report of the regional, national, and community dialogues
Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the worst Sexual and Productive Health (SRH) outcomes globally, including high rates of unplanned pregnancies, maternal morbidity and mortality, unmet family planning needs, high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), cervical cancer and unsafe abortions. Poor SRH outcomes are heightened among migrant girls and women, many of whom are pressured into risky migration decisions for their survival, while having limited …Read more
Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the worst sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes globally. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights-HIV Knows No Borders (KNB) is a project covering six migration-affected countries in Southern Africa: Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia.
The project seeks to improve the sexual and reproductive (including HIV-related) health of both migrant and non-migrant adolescents and young people, sex workers and others who live…Read more
IOM’s HIV and SRHR Knows No Borders (KNB) project is part of a regional programme of work on HIV/AIDS and SRHR in Southern Africa (2016-2020). In 2019, MDF Training and Consultancy was commissioned by the donor to conduct an evaluation of the five projects, including KNB, that together comprise the regional programme. The evaluation included contribution analysis and case studies in Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia, three of the six countries where the KNB project is operating.