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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Author/s: Barbara Rijks, Caroline Schultz, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Mariya Samuilova
In Europe, irregular migrants and rejected asylum-seekers still face detention. This chapter examines the most important aspects related to health in the context of immigration detention in Europe. Reviewing the literature and drawing on field evidence from IOM projects, it identifies the main health conditions of migrants in detention and looks into the common EU standards set in the Return Directive and the Reception Condition Directive as well as the relevant non-…Read more
Author/s: Barbara Rijks
This chapter focuses on the human, economic and social rights of adolescents and youth (between 15 and 24 years of age), especially their right to health. It argues that the lack of protection and promotion of rights increases the health vulnerabilities of young migrants, especially in the context of irregular migration. Although migrants across the board – young and old, male and female, documented and undocumented, skilled and less skilled – are exposed to health risks,…Read more
Author/s: Caroline Schultz, Barbara Rijks
This publication is a shortened version of the summary report “Mobility of Health Professionals: Health systems, work conditions, patterns of health workers’ mobility and implication for policy makers”, which was published in March 2012, in Bonn, Germany, by a consortium led by Dr. Caren Weilandt at the Wissenschaftliches Institut der Ärzte Deutschlands (WIAD, Scientific Institute of the Medical Association of German Doctors). The summary report was written by Frits…Read more
Ensuring health equity of marginalized populations: experiences from mainstreaming the health of migrants
Author/s: Kaisa Kontunen, Barbara Rijks, Nenette Motus, Jenna Iodice, Caroline Schultz, Davide Mosca
Migrants around the world significantly contribute to the economies of countries of origin and destination alike. Despite the growing number of migrants in today's globalized world, the conditions in which migrants travel, live and work can carry exceptional risks to their physical and mental well-being. These risks are often linked to restrictive immigration and employment policies, economic and social factors and dominant anti-migrant sentiments in societies, and are…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
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
Author/s: Jaime Calderon, Barbara Rijks, Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias
Migrant health issues have risen on the agenda of policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years, generating momentum at the very highest levels of government. The challenge now is how to translate this momentum into visible changes on the ground. Despite progress on both policy and programmatic fronts, Asian migrant workers continue to face challenges in accessing health facilities and services at all stages of migration – before departure, while in transit, at…Read more
Author/s: Róza Ádány, Andrés Agudelo-Suárez, Charles Agyemang, Fernando Benavides, Neele Bjerre, Marija Bogic, Marie Dauvrin, Walter Devillé, Sónia Dias, Sophie Durieux-Paillard, Andrea Gaddini, Tim Greacen, David Ingleby, Elisabeth Ioannidis, Natasja Jensen, Ulrike Kluge, Alexander Krämer, Allan Krasnik, Anton E Kunst, Jutta Lindert, Rosemarie McCabe, Martin McKee, Anthony M. Messina, Philipa Mladovsky, Marie Nørredam, Paola Pace, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Rosa Puigpinós i Riera, Stefan Priebe, Oliver Razum, Bernd Rechel, Anna Reeske, Barbara Rijks, Elena Ronda-Pérez, John Salt, Guglielmo Schininà, Joaquim J.F. Soares, Mindaugas Stankunas, Christa Straßmayr, Karien Stronks, Kristian Wahlbeck, Marta Welbel, Tanja Wörmann