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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The MIPEX Health strand: a longitudinal, mixedmethods survey of policies on migrant health in 38 countries
Author/s: David Ingleby, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Thomas Huddleston, Elena Sanchez
Background Within health systems, equity between migrants and native-born citizens is still a long way from being achieved. Benchmarking the equitability of policies on migrant health is essential for monitoring progress and identifying positive and negative aspects of national policies. For this purpose, the 2015 round of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) was expanded to include a strand on health, in a collaborative project carried out…
Migrant and refugee populations: a public health and policy perspective on a continuing global crisis
Author/s: Mohamed Abbas, Tammam Aloudat, Javier Bartolomei, Manuel Carballo, Sophie Durieux-Paillard, Laure Gabus, Alexandra Jablonka, Yves Jackson, Kanokporn Kaojaroen, Daniel Koch, Esperanza Martinez, Marc Mendelson, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Sotirios Tsiodras, Derek Christie, Mirko Saam, Sally Hargreaves, Didier Pittet
The 2015–2017 global migratory crisis saw unprecedented numbers of people on the move and tremendous diversity in terms of age, gender and medical requirements. This article focuses on key emerging public health issues around migrant populations and their interactions with host populations. Basic needs and rights of migrants and refugees are not always respected in regard to article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 23 of the Refugee Convention.…Read more
Infectious disease health services for refugees and asylum seekers during a time of crisis: A scoping study of six European Union countries
Author/s: Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Mariya Samuilova, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Enrico Girardi, Pierluca Piselli, Alexander Kentikelenis
Shedding light on governance for Roma health inequities
Author/s: Marta Escobar-Ballesta, Manuel Garcia-Ramirez, Daniella Miranda, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
The health inequities suffered by the Roma population in Europe represent an alarming and unacceptable source of injustice. As the main ethnic minority in Europe, the gap between the health conditions of the Roma and the rest of the population poses a challenge to human rights and public health. Many political efforts have been deployed in Europe to tackle these inequities. However, they have fallen short, even causing paradoxical consequences. In this paper, we argue that…Read more
Why we shouldn’t use the term “illegal migrant” (Views and Reviews)
Author/s: David Ingleby, Allan Krasnik, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Words have consequences, especially in situations where strong emotions, as well as social and political conflicts, are endemic. Raj Bhopal’s rapid response in The BMJ, in which he objected to the use of the phrase “illegal migrant” on the grounds that only actions, not persons, can be deemed illegal, merits further reflection and dissection.
Some people think that those who protest against this phrase are taking sides with migrants in conflict with the law, in a futile…
Immigration detention and health in Europe
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
Haemoglobinopathies in Europe: health and migration policy perspectives
Author/s: Patricia Aguilar Martinez, Michael Angastiniotis, Androulla Eleftheriou, Beatrice Gulbis, Maria Del Mar Pereira, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Joan-Lluis Corrons
- Background: Major haemoglobinopathies (MH), such as thalassaemia syndromes (Thal) and sickle cell disorders (SCD), are genetic defects associated with chronic anaemia and other complications. In Europe, MH are rare diseases (RD) but their prevalence is significantly growing in many countries due to mobility and migration flows.
- This creates a growing health problem in the EU that has not…
Health, migration and border management: analysis and capacity-building at Europe’s borders
Author/s: Jennifer Hollings, Mariya Samuilova, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Three key elements were analysed in Hungary, Poland and Slovakia as a basis for strengthening the capacity of staff and structures related to health, migration and border management: public health concerns linked to migration, health needs and rights of migrants and the occupational health of staff.
This article was developed within the framework of the “Increasing Public Health Safety alongside the New Eastern European Border Line” project (PHBLM…Read more
Mapping EC-funded initiatives on health and migration in Europe
Author/s: Mariya Samuilova, María-José Peiro, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Based on the recommendations of the EU Advisory Group on Migration and Health, a matrix of European migration health projects was developed as part of the Assisting Migrants and Communities (AMAC) project. The objective was to explore synergies amongst European Commission funded projects and especially those funded under the EC Public Health Programme 2006-2008. Nineteen projects were included in the analysis, covering topics such as different types of lead partner organisation,…Read more
Migrant health policy: The Portuguese and Spanish EU Presidencies
Author/s: María-José Peiro, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Health is essential to migrants’ wellbeing and contribution to society. The European Union, European governments and the international community are progressively recognising this link and attempting to address the negative socioeconomic determinants of health which disproportionately affect migrant populations. At the EU level, attention to migrants’ health has been framed by two EU Presidencies, the Portuguese in 2007 and the Spanish in 2010. This article reviews the migrant health policy…Read more