This publications portal is a repository of all IOM migration and 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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Mozambique frequently experiences humanitarian emergencies including drought, floods, cyclones, conflict and disease epidemics, among others. This scoping paper on the national HIV response in emergency settings in Mozambique, which was conducted in 2017, concludes that there is a lack of adequate preparedness and coordination among government departments, other stakeholders and the United Nations humanitarian cluster system in the country to respond to the needs and challenges of preventing... Read more
Laura Nicole Tomm-Bonde
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Truck drivers are part of mobile populations which have been noted as a key population at risk of HIV in Zambia. This study was aimed at: (1) determining potentially traumatic events (PTEs), labour migrant-related stressors, psychosocial problems and HIV risk behaviours among truck drivers in Zambia; and (2) examining the relationship between PTEs, migrant-related stressors, psychosocial outcomes and HIV sexual risk behaviour among truck drivers in Zambia. We conducted 15 semi-structured... Read more
Lynn Murphy Michalopoulo, Nomagugu Ncube, Simona Simona, Brian Kansakala, Emmanuel Sinkala, Jasmin Raidoo
This SADC- funded project was a regional project involving primary research conducted at the ports of Beira, Dar es Salaam, Durban and Walvis Bay. This report is a synthesis of the findings of the research from the studies conducted at each port. Those findings are based on research conducted by four teams of researchers. Each team was selected in the country where they were to conduct the research. Their respective research was presented in four different reports. A workshop involving all the... Read more
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 and Affected... Read more
This report assesses findings of the Durban study commissioned by the IOM with particular reference to the socio-geographical concept of ‘spaces of vulnerability’ amongst stevedores, truck drivers, seafarers and commercial sex workers. The concept refers to the social and economic conditions of existence and the personal circumstances of individuals, which can affect negatively their welfare and behavioural decisions.
The report draws attention to the marginalisation of the study populations... Read more
IOM South Africa
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
This is an information Sheet on a project aimed at addressing heath vulnerabilities of migrant mine workers, their families and affected communities in Southern Africa. The EUR 4.9 million project – Partnership on Health and Mobility in the Mining Sector of Southern Africa – will be funded by the Minister of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation of the Netherlands and will run through December 2015.
The project directly responds to the recently signed SADC Declaration on TB in the Mining... Read more
IOM South Africa
Policy Brief English
This policy brief is a summary of the findings and recommendations of the ‘Key Populations, Key Responses’ report. Commissioned by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) and the South African UN Joint Team on HIV & AIDS, this report provides a comprehensive situational analysis of South African men who have sex with men, transgender people, injecting drug users, sex workers, prisoners and migrants, and HIV in South Africa. It includes an overview of completed research, current... Read more
IOM South Africa
This study aims to explore the key determinants of HIV along Mozambique's southern transport corridor, which runs between Mozambique and Swaziland.
Mobile-population and sex-worker studies in southern Mozambique and Swaziland
Legal and policy frameworks
Principal findings from fieldwork
Description of the hostspots
Changing... Read more
Kerry Selvester, Delmira Cambaco, Victor Ble, Alfred Mndzebele
Periodicals and Newsletters English
A bulletin of news, information and analysis on migration and health in East and Southern Africa.
Inside this Issue:
IOM South Afruca opens new health assessment centre
IOM Awarded for contribution to improved health care
The Wives behind Mozambique's migrant mineworkers
IOM Sensitises Vulnerable Population on HIV Prevention
IOM South Africa
ANSA carried out this in-depth qualitative study in 2011 on the Nacala transport corridor in northern Mozambique, to determine the risks and vulnerabilities to HIV of migrants and host communities along the corridor. The study concentrated on areas of significant economic activity, where truck and public transport drivers spend long periods of time and where amenities, such as bars, guesthouses and restaurants have been established to serve increasing numbers of mobile populations.
Kerry Selvester, Delmira Cambaco, Victor Bie