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.
Health and Reintegration. Returning to Space but not to Time: A life course approach to migrants’ health, continuity of care and impact on reintegration outcomes
Author/s: Samuel Hall and IOM
This study was the result of a collaboration between the EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub (KMH), with the financial support of the European Union (EU), in collaboration with Samuel Hall and the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
The main aim of this research was to explore the links between health needs, access to care, and sustainable reintegration of returnees. Within this, there were four main objectives that link the…Read more
Syndromic screening for COVID-19 of travellers crossing land borders: scientific brief, 21 December 2022
Author/s: World Health Organization (WHO)
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, some countries have been performing syndromic screening of travellers who cross land borders. Methods include screening for fever and respiratory or other symptoms, observation and completion of health declaration forms. Communities neighbouring land borders are often very closely connected by economic and social activities and family ties and many travellers cross land borders daily or more. The issue of informal ground crossings and porous borders…Read more
Author/s: Mohamed-Ali Vidya, Trummer Ursula, Thompson Didi, Babar Zahra, Martini Michela, Ali Al-Marri Saleh, Al-Ansari Abdulla, Al-Maadheed Mohammed
Over the last two decades, there have been increasing calls to improve the health and welfare of low-wage migrant laborers, particularly in areas with large numbers of these workers, such as the Middle East. High-profile events accompanied by large infrastructure projects, such as the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ (FWC22), have attracted international media scrutiny over employment practices in the region, but also provided a catalyst for introducing important improvements in workers’ rights,…Read more
Use of Point-of-Care Handheld Ultrasound for Splenomegaly in United States-Bound Refugees: A Novel Technology with Far-Reaching Implications
Author/s: Tim Kummer, Alexandra M. Medley, Alexander Klosovsky, Erin Mann, Patricia Mburu, Karen Ekernas, Betty Bonass, Jacob C. Stauffer, Stewart Walukaga, Michelle Weinberg, Stephen J. Dunlop, William M. Stauffer
Ultrasound (US) is an invaluable clinical tool. New point-of-care US technology holds great promise for hard-to-reach and mobile populations such as refugees. The implementation of US in unique and challenging settings has been hindered by cost, fragility of equipment, need for uninterrupted electricity, training, and difficulty in sharing data/image files impeding quality assurance. The recent development of more flexible, durable, high-quality, low-cost, handheld US technology has offered…Read more
Access to Information and Health care Services for Vietnamese Migrant Workers Overseas During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a global mobility deadlock with nearly all international borders closed for non-essential travel, left migrants in countries of destination acutely vulnerable with risks to health, as well as socioeconomic and social security status, compounded by diverging measures and impacts on mobility.…Read more
Air Pollution and Its Health Impacts on Internal Migrants in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - Assessment Report
Air pollution in residential neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, is a public health emergency. Since the early 1990s, many internal migrants from various regions of the country have been moving to Bishkek in search of better living conditions. As living in the city is not affordable for them, many of these internal migrants built their houses on the outskirts, where they are still…Read more
The issue of the Bulletin features articles, reports, and guidance documents focusing on vaccination coverage, infectious diseases, mental health, health emergency, and health information management systems.
The audio podcast episode outlines the result of the study which looks at the immunization coverage of refugees being resettled in the United Kingdom who underwent IOM’s health assessment programme as well as the the findings on the management of migrant health information in…Read more
Author/s: IOM Regional Office for Southern Africa
This report presents the findings of a desk review undertaken in August 2022 to determine the rights of migrants to access healthcare services - including in relation to occupational health and the health of migrant workers - in the 16 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States. Building on a previous review of migrants’ rights to health in Southern Africa (2009) this report offers a comprehensive resource outlining the extent to which SADC Member States provide migrants…Read more
In 2021, the organization’s work on the mobility dimensions of crisis had an operational reach of over 31.7 million people, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, migrants, and hosting communities, either directly or as part of community-based programmes. While IOM experienced a lower overall reach than in 2020, the organization’s reach in 2021 was similar to that of pre-pandemic years, with COVID-19 prevention, mitigation, and responses mainstreamed into normal programming…Read more
Governance for the validation of elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B virus: an overview of validation structures and responsibilities at national, regional and global levels
Author/s: World Health Organization
Achieving validation of elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a tremendous accomplishment, requiring health ministry-led accountability, rigorous data analysis, intensive programme assessment, and multi-level collaboration.
This governance guidance outlines the standardized structures and processes used to validate EMTCT of HIV, syphilis, and HBV at the national, regional, and global levels. Replacing an earlier version…Read more