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
Recommendations for Conducting Ethical Mental Health and Psychosocial Research in Emergency Settings
Author/s: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is an integral part of any emergency response. Research knowledge is a fundamental factor in the design and implementation of effective MHPSS programmes. Therefore, research in all its forms is key to informed MHPSS emergency responses. Recommendations for Conducting Ethical Mental Health and Psychosocial Research in Emergency Settings provides an overview of principles, practices, and examples to support researches, practitioners, managers,…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
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
IOM Romania Annual Report 2013
Author/s: IOM Romania
The report presents the main areas of intervention, activities and results of the IOM Office in Romania in 2013. The first two chapters introduce IOM and its Office in Romania, emphasizing both the worldwide nature of the Organization's mission and the main areas of intervention in Romania. Migration trends in Romania are the subject of the third chapter, which presents key statistical figures and important national and international challenges. The fourth…
Assessment of health related factors affecting reintegration of migrants in Armenia
Author/s: Elmira Bakhshinyan
Promoting better management of migration in Nigeria: Mapping of Nigerian health and education professionals in South Africa
Author/s: William Muhwava, Patrick Chiroro
Promoting better management of migration in Nigeria: Mapping of Nigerian health and education professionals in the United Kingdom
Author/s: Maxine James, Ade SAwyerr, Rosemary Emodi
Conflict, forced displacement and health in Sri Lanka: a review of the research landscape
Author/s: Chesmal Siriwardhana, Kolitha Wickramage
Health, youth migration and development In: Migration and youth: Challenges and opportunities
Author/s: Barbara Rijks
This chapter focuses on the human, economic and social rights of adolescents and youth (between 15 and 24 years of age), especially their right to health. It argues that the lack of protection and promotion of rights increases the health vulnerabilities of young migrants, especially in the context of irregular migration. Although migrants across the board – young and old, male and female, documented and undocumented, skilled and less skilled – are exposed to health risks,…Read more