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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‘We have similar sad stories’: A life history analysis of left-behind children in Cambodian residential care
Author/s: Yao Fu, Lucy P. Jordan, Iris Hoiting, Thida Kim, Kolitha Wickramage
Globally, labor migration of parents has resulted in a growing number of children and adolescents being left behind in the areas from where migrants depart. In many countries a single parent or grandparents often act as children’s primary caregivers when parents migrate, while residential care has been found to an emergent caregiving arrangement for left-behind children in Cambodia. This phenomenon raises the questions: 1) how parental migration and other contextual factors contribute to…Read more
Bridging the gap: Using CHNRI to align migration health research priorities in India with local expertise and global perspectives
Author/s: Anuj Kapilashrami, Ekatha Ann John, Roomi Aziz, Kit Chan, Kolitha Wickramage; National Advisory Group for MiHSA Priority Setting Initiative; International Advisory Group for MiHSA Priority Setting Initiative; India Experts Group for MiHSA Priority Setting Initiative.
Background: Migration and health are increasingly recognised as a global public health priority, but concerns have been raised on the skewed nature of current research and the potential disconnect between health needs and policy and governance responses. The Migration Health South Asia (MiHSA) network led the first systematic research priority-setting exercise for India, aligned with the global call to develop a clearly defined migration health research agenda that will inform…Read more
Integration of migrant and refugee data in health information systems in Europe: advancing evidence, policy and practice
Author/s: Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Martin McKee, Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, Jozef Bartovic, Ines Campos-Matos, Tsvetelina-Ivanova Gerganova, Ailish Hannigan, Jelena Janković, Daniela Kállayová, Josiah Kaplan, Ilker Kayi, Elias Kondilis, Lene Lundberg, Isabel de La Mata, Aleksandar Medarević, Jozef Suvada, Kolitha Wickramage, Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil
Coverage of migrant and refugee data is incomplete and of insufficient quality in European health information systems. This is not because we lack the knowledge or technology. Rather, it is due to various political factors at local, national and European levels, which hinder the implementation of existing knowledge and guidelines. This reflects the low political priority given to the topic, and also complex governance challenges associated with migration and displacement. We review recent…Read more
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
High prevalence of current tobacco smoking among patients with tuberculosis and people living with HIV in Jordan: A cross-sectional survey
Author/s: Ayaka Teshima, Ayah A. Shatnawi, Srinath Satyanarayana, Yousef S. Khader, Ibrahim F. Maia, Nevin C. Wilson
Continued smoking by patients with tuberculosis (TB) and people living with HIV (PLHIV) leads to adverse treatment outcomes. Estimates of tobacco use among the population are scarce in the Eastern Mediterranean region, where the burden of TB and HIV is also low but highly variable. This study determined the prevalence of current smoking and assessed factors associated with current smoking among patients with TB and PLHIV in Jordan.
This is the fifth report of the Global Evidence Review on Health and Migration (GEHM) series. The publication focuses on the mental health needs of refugees and migrants by providing an overview of the available evidence on patterns of risk and protective factors and of facilitators and barriers to care at all levels (individual, family, community and national government). It identifies five high-level themes, each of which has implications for research and policy and is relevant across…Read more
COVID-19 Vaccination in Humanitarian Settings: Action plan from a joint convening and contributions to broader pandemic preparedness
This report and action plan summarize the proceedings and outcome of a 2-day Joint convening on COVID-19 vaccination in humanitarian settings and the contribution to broader pandemic preparedness held on 14–15 February 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The convening was organized by the COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership (CoVDP) and key partners from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Global Health Cluster (GHC), International Committee of…Read more
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Migration Health Assessment Programme (HAP), as part of the Migration Health Division, delivers pre-migration health activities as one of the most well-established and longest-standing services provided by the Organization. These activities are undertaken in the context of regular international migration at the request of receiving country governments and vary in scope according to the receiving country protocols and the epidemiological…Read more
COVID-19 among migrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons: systematic review, meta-analysis and qualitative synthesis of the global empirical literature
Author/s: Maren Hintermeier, Nora Gottlieb, Sven Rohleder, Jan Oppenberg, Mazen Baroudi, Sweetmavourneen Pernitez-Agan, Janice Lopez, Sergio Flores, Amir Mohsenpour, Kolitha Wickramage, Kayvan Bozorgmehr
Background: Pandemic response and preparedness plans aim at mitigating the spread of infectious diseases and protecting public health, but migrants are often side-lined. Evidence amounted early that migrants are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. However, synthesised evidence is lacking that quantifies the inequalities in infection risk and disease outcomes, or contextualises the consequences of pandemic measures and their underlying…Read more
HIV- Related Knowledge, Attitude, Practices, and Stigma Among Healthcare Providers: Caring for HIV in Jordan: Identification of Several Organizational Challenges
Author/s: Randa K. Saad, Yousef Khader, Ashraf Jamil Aqel, Srinath Satyanarayana, Nevin Wilson, Hiba Abaza
Background: There is paucity of data on Healthcare Providers (HCPs) caring for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Jordan.
Objective: We aimed to understand HCPs’ knowledge, attitude, stigma, and practices, to assess the gaps in HIV care in Jordan.
Methods: We conducted recorded in-depth interviews with all five HCPs working at the only HIV Service Center in Jordan, using semi-structured questions in 2021. Content analysis was performed.