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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This study identifies a compelling but under-researched area of the HIV epidemic in Mozambique. The economic, social and cultural implications of the epidemic need to be thoroughly analyzed so that appropriate measures can be devised to prevent new infections, scale up treatment, and provide care and support to those most in need.
Cashew processing in Mozambique
Survey site description and methodology
Discussion and conclusions
IOMS... Read more
Tatiana Martins, Brad Paul, George Sirignano, 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.
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Andrew Lind, Brad Paul, Tomasse Temoteo Cumbuian, Stuart Simpson
A review of the current situation and recommendations for achieving the World Health Assembly Resolution on health of migrants. November 2010.
Migration, development and health in South Africa
Multiple forms of migration: internal and cross-border migration are global realities: Internal migration within South Africa; Cross-border migration into South Africa; Mixed migration
Migration and development: Engaging with urbanization
Policy responses to... Read more
IOM South Africa
The main purpose of this survey was to obtain information on the prevalence of HIV among farm workers and to document their behaviours, perceptions and attitudes regarding HIV-related issues. This information will enable IOM, government and local partners to develop customized HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes for farm workers. It also serves as a baseline against which trends over time may be compared. In addition, the findings will be used as an advocacy tool to engage... Read more
With the growing economy and relatively stable society, Thailand has long been a hub for migration in Greater Mekong Sub-region, particularly for labour migrants from the three neibouring countries namely Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR. It is estimated that over two million migrants are living and working in Thailand, in addition to some 150,000 displaced persons and asylum seekers who seek refuge in nine temporary shelters along the border. Recognizing the potential impact of migration on the... Read more
Nigoon Jitthai, Siriporn Yongpanichkul, Mandhana Bijaisoradat
This Integrated Biological and Behavioural Study (IBBS) was undertaken in an effort to better understand the vulnerability of migrant farm workers to HIV infection and AIDS in the commercial farming area of Hoedspruit, within the Mopani Health District of Limpopo Province, South Africa. The study is also intended to provide employers and employees with a more accurate appreciation of the epidemic in their community, and a deeper understanding of the various factors that may exacerbate the risk... Read more
IOM Regional Office South Africa
Manual/ Training Guide English
This manual was primarily developed to build the capacity of individuals and organisations to address specific gender and HIV vulnerabilities within migrant settings. It has been designed so that is can be used both as a train the trainer (ToT ) tool and as “on-the-ground” tool for facilitators to use in diff erent settings. It is intended to be used in workshop settings and also as a resource and facilitation guide for those working on issues of migration, gender, HIV, sexuality, health,... Read more
Sonke Gender Justice Network, IOM South Africa
Booklet/ Handbooks English
A comic resource exploring the challenges facing a migrant community, with a particular focus on HIV vulnerability.
Chasing Dreams aims to raise awareness of the challenges facing migrants, mobile workers and the communities with whom they interact. Of particular significance is their vulnerability to HIV. While the story is set in Walvis Bay, Namibia, the themes are relevant to service providers, managers and policy makers throughout southern Africa and around the world.Walvis Bay, with its... Read more
Andre Croucamp, Alastair Findlay, Gerhard van Wyk
Background/ Discussion Paper English
Caring for migrants’ health is a matter of human rights and a fundamental way of tackling unacceptable inequalities in health and healthcare provision. In the European Union, recent migration trends and phenomena such as the increasing feminization of migration, alongside with family reunification policies developed by some Member States, raise new concerns about the capacity of social and health policies to deal with newcomers’ groups.
Various international organizations have underlined... Read more
Maria do Céu Machado, Ana Fernandes, Beatriz Padilla, Sónia Dias, Inês Gomes, Alexandra Dias, Miguel Oliveira e Silva
This report is a consolidation of the findings from baseline assessments carried out by IOM’s PHAMSA Pilot Projects implementing partners in Lesotho and Mozambique (TEBA Development), Namibia (Walvis Bay Multi Purpose Centre), South Africa (Hoedspruit Training Trust), Swaziland (Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation) and Zambia (CHAMP and Global Development Alliance companies). It reviews the HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and practices of labour migrants working in the fishing,... Read more