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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Healthy Migrants in Healthy Communities - IOM Cairo supports the Ministry of Health in delivering Polio vaccines to migrant and Egyptian children across Egypt
Author/s: IOM Egypt
6 th February 2014- The Egyptian Ministry of Health, through its Extended Program of Immunization (EPI) and with the support of the International Organization of Migration (IOM), launched a Polio vaccination campaign, which took place from December 29th to January 1st 2014. The three day campaign aimed to provide the Polio vaccine to migrant, refugee and Egyptian children across Egypt. IOM’s role in the campaign was to improve and protect the health of vulnerable migrant and host communities…Read more
Health Vulnerabilities of Mobile Populations and Affected Communities in Selected Ports of Southern Africa – Walvis Bay, Namibia
Migrants and mobile populations are regarded as most at risk populations in relation to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB). Understanding such vulnerabilities is essential for the development of effective and efficient response strategies, as well as the implementation and monitoring and evaluation thereof. The Study on Health Vulnerabilities of Mobile Populations…Read more
Migration Health – Annual Review 2013
This report illustrates IOM’s health activities in 2013. Key achievements in three main programmatic areas are presented: migration health assessments and travel health assistance; health promotion and assistance for migrants; and migration health assistance for crisis-affected populations. The report also highlights an emerging theme in migration and health – the post-2015 global tuberculosis strategy: placing the health of migrants on the agenda. This…
Tuberculosis and Migration: A post-2015 call for action
Author/s: Poonam Dhavan, Davide Mosca
Can migration health assessments become a mechanism for global public health good?
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage, Davide Mosca
Abstract: Migrant health assessments (HAs) consist of a medical examination to assess a migrant’s health status and to provide medical clearance for work or residency based on conditions defined by the destination country and/or employer. We argue that better linkages between health systems and migrant HA processors at the country level are needed to shift these from being limited as an instrument of determining non-admissibility for purposes of visa issuance, to a process…Read more
Results from early programmatic implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF testing in nine countries
Author/s: Jacob Creswell, Andrew Collins, Emmanuel Andre, Mark Micek, Ahmed Bedru, E Jane Carter, Rajendra-Prasa Yadav, Andrei Mosneaga, Bishwa Raj, Sayera Banu, Miranda Brouwer, Lucie Blok, Suvanand Sahu, Lucica Ditiu
Background: The Xpert MTB/RIF assay has garnered significant interest as a sensitive and rapid diagnostic tool to improve detection of sensitive and drug resistant tuberculosis. However, most existing literature has described the performance of MTB/RIF testing only in study conditions; little information is available on its use in routine case finding. TB REACH is a multi-country initiative focusing on innovative ways to improve case notification.
Russian Federation In: Summary report 2014 A regional analysis: HIV, TB and associated infections (hepatitis B and C, syphilis, gonorrhoea, and chlamydia trachomatis) in the Baltic Sea region countries
Author/s: Boris Sergeyev
The partial reports provided by the 11 countries unveiled outstanding challenges and provided recommendations on broadly defined prevention as well as treatment and care of HIV, TB and AIs. Appendix 10 presents the Russian Federation profile.