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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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
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
In response to the call to ‘leave no one behind’ which is at the core of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, governments, humanitarian and development actors should integrate the health needs of migrants into global and national plans, policies and strategies across sectors and across borders in accordance with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their respective targets. There are numerous avenues for the realization of migrant health through the implementation of SDGs... Read more
Scientific reports (Journal) English
While there is a number of studies on prevalence of risk behaviors with respect to communicable diseases among labor migrants in Russia, practically no systematic research linking together their socio-economic background, life circumstances, awareness levels and information sources on communicable diseases has been conducted. At the same time in designing disease prevention campaigns, program planners need to take these factors into account. Responding to these demands, survey among labor... Read more
Boris Sergeyev, Igor Kazanets, Larisa Ivanova, Irina Zhuravleva, Natalya Isaeva, Tuula Vasankari, Arvid Nyberg, Mikko Vauhkonnen
This study among Nepalese migrants is under the IOM project “Strengthening Government’s Capacity of Selected South Asian Countries to Address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sectoral Approach”. It is implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. The three objectives of the project were to: (1.) Conduct an in-depth assessment among the three South Asian countries to assess health vulnerabilities of migrants, including their access to health and other social services, a mapping of... Read more
Asm Amanullah, Sushil Baral, Rekha Khatri, Sudeep Uprey, Bishnu Dulal
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
Periodicals and Newsletters English
This issue focused on IOMs efforts to support governments in these regions to integrate the health needs of migrants into national and regional plans, policies and strategies, taking into account their human rights, including the right to health.
IOM address the health of migrants in the Southern Africa mining sector
Regional:IOM supports accelerated response to eliminate TB/HIV in Southern Africa
Zambia: Stories of change agents impacting their communities and peers
Kenya:... Read more
IOM South Africa
News/ Article feature English
Mozambique - IOM is organizing a six-day training on Gender, Migration and HIV from 25th February to 2nd March, in the Mozambican capital, Maputo, for key health partners working along Mozambique’s southern transport corridors.
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
IOM commissioned this study to obtain information on the trucking sector, sex work, and HIV through an analysis of social and behavioural patterns at 14 pre-selected sites along the Beira and Tete transport corridors in Mozambique. This study is intended to help government and partners to develop customized HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes for communities along the main transport corridors. In addition, the findings will be used in advocacy with key national and regional... Read more
IOM South Africa and Mozambique
Research brief English
Between May 2009 and January 2010, a multi‐partner team undertook a mixed methods study to explore the social, economic and cultural factors related to engagement in multiple concurrent sexual partnerships. Additionally, the team sought to describe the level of mobility of the study populations and the relationship between mobility and sexual concurrency.
Kathleen MacQueen, Katy Barwise