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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In line with the Global Health Security Agenda and the 2005 International Health Regulations, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is working with stakeholders and partners globally to rapidly detect and respond to disease outbreaks, with an approach anchored in an in-depth understanding of human mobility dynamics.
The complete pathway of population movement at points of origin, transit, destination, and return is known as the mobility continuum. It includes mobility…Read more
This report is an annual overview of activities led and implemented by the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2020, in partnership with Member States, United Nations agencies and other partners in the international community, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, meet the operational challenges and advance understanding of migration health, encourage socioeconomic development through migration, and work towards ensuring respect of the human…Read more
Health, Border and Mobility Management: A framework to empower governments and communities to prevent, detect and respond to health threats along the mobility continuum
As people across the world become more and more mobile, the link between human mobility and health has become increasingly relevant, dynamic, and complex. Not only is the health of migrants affected by the circumstances of their migration process along the mobility continuum – at the origin, transit, destination, and return locations – but movements also impact public health as people on the move and the communities hosting them interact within and across borders.
IOM assists crisis-affected populations, governments, and host communities to strengthen and re-establish primary health-care systems. As a formal partner of the World Health Organization (WHO), and as a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the InterAgency Standing Committee (IASC) Global Health Cluster, and the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), IOM is a key player in responding to humanitarian and public health emergencies, as well as supporting health system recovery…Read more
In this issue of the Bulletin, peer-reviewed articles, technical guides, reference books and book chapters which IOM teams have engaged in, ranging from: COVID-19 outbreak preparedness and response in refugee camps, gender-based violence in emergency settings, health system strengthening at borders, and health assessments among forced migrants were profiled. Studies on the elimination of TB and female genital mutilation among migrants and the Ebola outbreak response were also featured. This…Read more
Airport Entry and Exit Screening during the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Sierra Leone, 2014 to 2016
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage
We present entry and exit screening outcomes on all persons passing through Freetown International Airport (FNA) in Sierra Leone during the period 1st September 2014 to 4th February 2016. A total of 166,242 persons underwent screening for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at FNA. Five persons were denied air travel from Sierra Leone after secondary screening. Laboratory testing revealed none were positive for EVD. No cases were identified through entry screening route. The public health value of…Read more
IOM'S RESPONSE FOCUS
- Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) at border-crossings and in the affected province
- Points of ENtry (POE) surveillance (health screening)
- Infection Prevention and COntrol measures (hygiene promotion) at POE
- Risk Communication at POE
- Cross-border coordination between DRC, Central African Republic (CAR) and Republic of the Congo (ROC)
IOM’S RESPONSE FOCUS
Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) at border-crossings and in the affected province
Points of Entry (POE) surveillance (health screening)
Infection Prevention and Control measures (hygiene promotion) at POE
Risk communication at POE
Cross-border coordination between DRC, Central African Republic (CAR) and Republic…Read more
Since the outbreak of the 10th Ebola virus disease, a month ago, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the outbreak continues to claim lives in the province of North Kivu. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, is working closely with the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and humanitarian actors to contain the outbreak and address the needs of affected communities.
A book on IOM’s response to Ebola crisis is profiled. Three reports are featured on the Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance Survey conducted in Somalia and Somaliland. Lastly, three articles are presented which examine (1) undocumented migrants’ access to medical care in Latin American countries; (2) health system responses related to infectious disease prevention and control among refugees and asylum seekers in EU; and (3) challenges migrants and refugees face in accessing …Read more