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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This report illustrates IOM’s health activities in 2012. 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 two emerging themes in migration and health, namely, mobilizing diaspora health professionals for health systems strengthening; and health…
Health vulnerabilities study of mixed migration flows from the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region to Southern Africa
Author/s: IOM Regional Office South Africa
Author/s: IOM South Africa
This issue focused on IOMs efforts to support governments in these regions to integrate the health needs of migrants into national and regional plans, policies and strategies, taking into account their human rights, including the right to health.
- IOM address the health of migrants in the Southern Africa mining sector
- Regional:IOM supports accelerated response to…
Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in a foreign resident visa holder and implications of a growing inbound migrant flow to Sri Lanka
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage, S Samaraweera, Sharika Peiris, J Elvitigala, ATND Patabendige
Abstract We present a case of an international labour migrant worker from India who acquired multiple-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) as a result of poor treatment compliance throughout his work and travel history. The travel to Sri Lanka was made under the resident visa scheme. Currently there are no mandatory health assessment requirements for inbound migrants such as resident visa holders to Sri Lanka. The diagnosis of MDR-TB was made at a district level chest…Read more
“Don’t forget the migrants”: Exploring preparedness and response strategies to combat the potential spread of MERS-CoV virus through migrant workers in Sri Lanka
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage, Sharika Peiris, Suneth Agampodi
High attack rate for malaria through irregular migration routes to a country on verge of elimination
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage, Risintha Premaratne, Sharika Peiris, Davide Mosca
Abstract Irregular migration in the form of human smuggling and human trafficking is recognized as a global public health issue. Thirty-two cases of Plasmodium falciparum were detected in 534 irregular migrants returning to Sri Lanka via failed human smuggling routes from West Africa in 2012, contributing to the largest burden of imported cases in Sri Lanka as it entered elimination phase. Beyond the criminality and human rights abuse, irregular migration plays an…Read more
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage
Shared societies are generally defined as those in which multi-ethnic and multi-cultural communities co-exist. A more dynamic definition articulated by Coexistence International expresses shared societies as those in which ‘diversity is embraced’ and ‘interdependence between different groups is recognized’, where the ‘use of weapons to address conflicts is increasingly obsolete’ (HSSPM, 2011). There are many conceptual dimensions of co-existence, and unpacking…Read more
A Global Report on Population Mobility and Malaria: Moving towards elimination with migration in mind
Author/s: C Ward, Nenette Motus, Davide Mosca
This reports IOM activities towards elimination of malaria. More dialogue is needed to enhance understanding of migrants’ right to health and the concept that health and social costs are reduced when healthy migrants are fully integrated into their host communities. Furthermore, these discussions should take place at all levels of government as addressing malaria across the migration continuum requires critical inter-country coordination for sharing of information and good practices among…Read more
Health and human mobility in the 21st century: The importance of migrants’ health for sustainable and equitable development
Author/s: William Lacy Swing
Article featured in Global Health Diplomacy - Fall of 2013. The article discussed the challenge to elevate the health of migrants to the post-2015 development framework that is discussed at the highest level by political leaders around the world. IOM believes there are three key arguments why the health of migrants should be addressed in the post-2015 development agenda: 1) migrants have a right to health; 2) including migrants in health systems improves public health…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