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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Tuberculin Skin Tests versus Interferon-Gamma Release Assays in Tuberculosis Screening among Immigrant Visa Applicants
Author/s: Chuke SO, Yen NT, Laserson KF, Phuoc NH, Trinh NA, Nhung DT, Mai VT, Qui AD, Hai HH, Loan le TH, Jones WG, Whitworth WC, Shah JJ, Painter JA, Mazurek GH, Maloney SA
Objective: Use of tuberculin skin tests (TSTs) and interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) as part of tuberculosis (TB) screening among immigrants from high TB-burden countries has not been fully evaluated.
Methods: Prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (MTBI) based on TST, or the QuantiFERON-TB Gold test (QFT-G), was determined among immigrant applicants in Vietnam bound for the United States (US); factors associated with test results and discordance…Read more
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
More partnerships and smarter policies needed to end deaths of migrants: Looking towards zero tuberculosis deaths in Southern Africa, Global Health and Diplomacy, Winter 2014
Author/s: William Lacy Swing
An article featured in the Global Health Diplomacy magazine that discussed challenges on ending tuberculosis deaths in Southern Africa.
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…
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
A rapid assessment of psychosocial needs and resources in South Sudan following the outbreak of the 2013/2014 conflict
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Haley West
The rapid psychosocial assessment, conducted between the 20th and the 28th of February aimed at identifying a) psychosocial needs and resources in the camps population, in order to determine the gaps to be addressed; b) the existing technical resources on a national level that could be mobilized to respond to the identified needs; and c) the coordination mechanisms available at a national level. The general objective was to inform IOM’s activities in the psychosocial…Read more
Globalization of leptospirosis through travel and migration
Author/s: Medhani Bandara, Mahesha Ananda, Kolitha Wickramage, Elisabeth Berger, Suneth Agampodi
Abstract: Leptospirosis remains the most widespread zoonotic disease in the world, commonly found in tropical or temperate climates. While previous studies have offered insight into intra-national and intra-regional transmission, few have analyzed transmission across international borders. Our review aimed at examining the impact of human travel and migration on the re-emergence of Leptospirosis. Results suggest that alongside regional environmental and occupational…Read more
Health and Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Findings from a survey of men, women and children in Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam
Author/s: Cathy Zimmerman, Ligia Kiss, Nicola Pocock, Varaporn Naisanguansri, Sous Soksreymom, Nisakorn Pongrungsee, Kittiphan Sirisup, Jobst Koehler, Doan Thuy Dung, Van Anh Nguyen, Brett Dickson, Poonam Dhavan, Sujit Rathod, Rosilyne Borland
Trafficking in human beings is a gross violation of human rights that often involves extreme exploitation and abuse. To date, there has been very limited robust research on the health consequences of human trafficking, particularly for various forms of labour in the Greater Mekong Subregion. This study aims to fill critical gaps in the body of knowledge on the health risks and consequences of human trafficking in order to improve protections and care services. The…Read more
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.