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.
To browse or search: simply use the filter options on the left-hand side. Alternatively, you can enter keyword/s in the search box. Selecting a specific publication will lead to a ‘download’ link or link to the website where the document is housed. Here is the step-by-step guide for your reference.
Migration Health: Report of Activities 2008-2009
This report illustrates the multidimensional activities carried out by the Migration Health Division throughout the world in 2008-2009. 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. Guided by the Resolution on the Health of Migrants adopted by the World Health Assembly in May…
Varicella (Chickenpox) outbreak in Bhutanese refugee camps in Eastern Nepal
Author/s: Anit Mishra, Olga Gorbacheva, MMT Hasan, N Rimal
Approximately 100,000 Bhutanese refugees live in seven camps in southeastern Nepal. For those offered resettlement to the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, or Netherlands, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Nepal conducts medical screening and arranges travel, moving up to 15,000 refugees annually. Varicella spreads primarily by airborne droplets and patients with infectious varicella are prohibited from the air travel. Varicella…Read more
Assessment on the Psychosocial Needs of Haitians Affected by the January 2010 Earthquake
Author/s: Amal Ataya, Patrick Duigan, Dorothy Louis, Guglielmo Schinina'
The 12 January earthquake which struck the Haitian coast, followed by several other aftershocks, has greatly damaged various cities in Haiti. At the end of August 2010, the government and humanitarian community estimated that over 2 million people had been affected, 222,570 individuals died, with an estimated 80,000 corpses still missing; 188,383 houses were destroyed or partially damaged, and 1.5 million persons were still displaced in 1,368 settlement sites (OCHA-…Read more
An Assessment of Health Vulnerabilities among Migrant and Non-Migrant Workers in the Ports of Maputo, Beira and Nacala, Mozambique
Author/s: Andrew Lind, Brad Paul, Tomasse Temoteo Cumbuian, Stuart Simpson
The study findings corroborate available evidence that port areas are “hot spots” for HIV transmission. The study also identifies significant structural and workplace issues of concern that further exacerbate the vulnerability of port-users to HIV. It is comforti ng to verify that the study does not show great differences in results between migrant and non-migrant workers, which points to port-users having equal access to informati on and services related to HIV and AIDS…Read more