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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The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts people at the center of all actions, particularly the most marginalized and disempowered, for the realization of societies that are more equitable and inclusive. It also acknowledges that migration carries a development potential, owing to migrants’ intellectual, cultural, human and financial capital, and their active participation in society. Being and staying healthy is a fundamental precondition for migrants to work, be productive, and …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
Migration and mobility are central features of the Pacific Islands landscape. The diverse island States dispersed throughout the world’s largest ocean are connected by thousands of years of migration, history, and culture. Mobility continues to remain a cornerstone of contemporary Pacific Islander identity and is central to many facets of Pacific Islands life. Both push and pull factors – such as marriage and maintenance of kin relations, trade and exchange, livelihood and economic…Read more
This study aimed to collect baseline information across a number of states on gender-based violence (GBV), sexual and reproductive health, HIV, and gender norms in emergency settings among key populations of humanitarian concern in South Sudan, including internally displaced persons in the protection of civilian sites, host communities, and female sex workers.
IOM’s health response to humanitarian and public health emergencies aims to save lives, reduce morbidity and alleviate suffering while upholding humanitarian principles and protecting human dignity. IOM’s programming in this domain encompasses the various stages and typologies of emergencies, throughout all the phases of the mobility continuum.
Author/s: Marie-Adele Salem, Alessandra Rossi Ghiglione, Oussama Safa
This publication looked at the relation between psychosocial support, conflict mediation and cultural activities in the context of the Syrian crisis. Developed in collaboration between the IOM Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Communication Section and the Scuola Sant’Anna in Pisa, and funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation it contains two editions of the IOM-Lebanese University Master programme in Psychosocial…
The International Organization’s (IOM) Migration Health Division acts with Member States, UN agencies and other partners in the international community to meet the operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration health issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and work towards ensuring respect of the human dignity and well-being of migrants. This report provides a snapshot of IOM’s health activities in 2017 and presents key achievements…Read more
Articles looking at (1) the public health issues around migrant populations and their interactions with the host populations; and (2) the infectious disease testing of refugees going to the United Kingdom are profiled. Other articles included in this issue zeroes in on the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) health strand in 38 European countries; health status of migrants in a post-conflict district in Sri Lanka; psychosocial support given to Syrian refugees in Turkey; migration’s…Read more
The Migration Health Division dedicates this edition of the Migration Health Research Bulletin in honoring the work of Professor Chesmal Siriwardhana who tragically died in a fatal traffic accident in London in April 2017. An outstanding academic and psychiatrist with a vision for transformative research for policy impact in fields of migration health and global mental health, Professor Chesmal of the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Tropical Medicine was committed to…Read more
Patterns of abuse amongst Sri Lankan women returning home after working as domestic maids in the Middle East: An exploratory study of medico-legal referrals
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage, Malintha De Silva, Sharika Peiris
Objective: Migrant worker abuse is well recognised, but poorly characterised within the scientific literature. This study aimed to explore patterns of abuse amongst Sri Lankan women returning home after working as domestic maids.
Methods: Sri Lanka has over 2 million of its citizens employed overseas as international labor migrants. A cross-sectional study was conducted on Sri Lankan female…