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.
To browse or search: simply use the filter options on the left-hand side. Alternatively, you can enter key word/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 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
News/ Article feature English
Slovenia – From the 20th to the 22nd of September 2016, the Migration Health Department of the IOM Regional Office in Brussels and the IOM Slovenia country office organized a three-day training on health mediation for cultural mediators, co-funded by DG SANTE. In total, 21 participants attended the capacity building event, among them 6 cultural mediators from Slovenia, 5 cultural mediators from Croatia, and representatives of the National Institute for Public Health of Slovenia and the Asylum... Read more
News/ Article feature English
South Africa - IOM South Africa, in partnership with Wits University Africa Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS), and with support from USAID/ PEPFAR, is to host a national dialogue to discuss progress made in addressing the health and well-being of migrants, mobile populations and communities affected by migration in South Africa.
This report analyzes migration issues taking into account socio-economic complexities. Analysis is provided in both the country and thematic chapters. The country chapters present an overview of migration dynamics in 10 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey while the thematic chapters contain an analysis of regional migration trends and issues from eight standpoints, namely environment and climate change... Read more
Asia-Pacific RCM Thematic Working Group on International Migration including Human Trafficking
Periodicals and Newsletters English
Migration Health is a regional newsletter highlighting how IOM and partners are making a difference to the lives of migrants and mobile populations across Africa and the Middle East. Packed with news features, interviews, photo galleries and IOM’s latest research, the newsletter underpins the Migration Health Division's core mandate to promote and deliver evidence-informed health policies and programmes which are beneficial, accessible, and equitable for migrants, mobile populations, and... Read more
IOM Africa and Middle East
A report of findings from an eight-country assessment of the HIV prevention needs of migrants and mobile populations in the SADC region. The assessment focused primarily on labour migrants employed in the agriculture, mining, transport, construction, informal cross border trade, as well as irregular migrants at a secondary level.
Background, objective and methodology assessment
Migration and mobility trends in Southern Africa
Health vulnerabilities,... Read more
IOM South Africa
Manual/ Training Guide English
This handbook aims to provide practical, non-clinical guidance to help concerned health providers understand the phenomenon of human trafficking, recognize some of the health problems associated with trafficking and consider safe and appropriate approaches to providing health care for trafficked persons. It outlines the health provider’s role in providing care and describes some of the limitations of his or her responsibility to assist.
For many trafficked persons, the physical and... Read more
IOM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Trafficking in Persons
Scientific reports (Journal) English
The trafficking of women and adolescents is increasingly recognized as one of the world’s fastest growing crimes and a significant violation of human rights. Despite the compelling need for evidence on the physical and psychological health consequences to inform rapidly emerging policies and services for trafficked persons, there is limited evidence about the needs of women who have been trafficked. We investigated the health of women and adolescent girls trafficked for sexual exploitation in... Read more
Catherine Zimmerman, Mazeda Hossain, Katherine Yun, Vasil Gajdadziev, Natalia Guzun, Maria Tchomarova, Rosa Angela Ciarrocchi, Anna Johansson, Anna Kefurtova, Stefania Scodanibbio, Maria Nenette Motus, Brenda Poche, Linda Morison, Charlotte Watts
This report documents three trafficking trends in the region, and looks at the health risks that trafficked women encounter in each one. In all three trends women are vulnerable to sexual, reproductive and mental health-related problems. At present, organizations that aim to counter human trafficking in East and Southern Africa tend to focus on the prevention of trafficking, legislative change, and general victim assistance and return. This report investigates these issues and why the health of... Read more
IOM South Africa