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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Scientific reports (Journal) English
Background: Systematic information on infectious disease services provided to refugees and asylum seekers in the European Union (EU) is sparse. We conducted a scoping study of experts in six EU countries in order to map health system responses related to infectious disease prevention and control among refugees and asylum seekers.
Methods: We conducted 27 semi-structured in-depth interviews with first-line staff and health officials to collect information about existing guidelines and... Read more
Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Mariya Samuilova, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Enrico Girardi, Pierluca Piselli, Alexander Kentikelenis
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
IOM’s Health, Border & Mobility Management (HBMM) is a conceptual and operational framework with the ultimate goal of improving prevention, detection and response to the spread of diseases along the mobility continuum (at points of origin, transit, destination and return) and its Spaces of Vulnerability (SOVs), where migrants and mobile populations (MMPs) interact with stationary, local communities. With particular focus on border areas, HBMM unifies border management with health security... Read more
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Background: Major haemoglobinopathies (MH), such as thalassaemia syndromes (Thal) and sickle cell disorders (SCD), are genetic defects associated with chronic anaemia and other complications. In Europe, MH are rare diseases (RD) but their prevalence is significantly growing in many countries due to mobility and migration flows.
This creates a growing health problem in the EU that has not yet been effectively addressed by Member States (MS) authorities. The present study has been... Read more
Patricia Aguilar Martinez, Michael Angastiniotis, Androulla Eleftheriou, Beatrice Gulbis, Maria Del Mar Pereira, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Joan-Lluis Corrons
This document is based on the Situation Analysis Report (SAR) undertaken within the framework of the project “Increasing Public Health Safety alongside the New Eastern European Border Line” (PHBLM) and co-authored by Mariya Samuilova, Jennifer Hollings and Roumyana Petrova-Benedict from the Migration Health Unit, IOM Brussels. The present summary report was authored by Mariya Samuilova.The SAR itself was the culmination of the Project’s situation analysis phase drafted with the primary goal of... Read more
Mariya Samuilova, Jennifer Hollings, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Manual/ Training Guide English
The guidelines was developed within the framework of PHBLM project “Increasing Public Health Safety alongside the New Eastern European Border Line”. It was designed primarily to support the capacity of border management personnel to deal with migration health concerns and public health risks related to migration and to promote good practices and standards for border management and health personnel working and dealing with significant health risks. However, they should be of use for anyone... Read more
Gloria Cordoba, Sandra Pinzon
Background/ Discussion Paper English
This paper reviews the different kinds of research that are required in order to identify, analyse and remedy problems in the field of migrant health. It is divided into five sections: (1) Why is research on migrant health important? (2) What kinds of research are needed (3) Who carries out this research, what methods are involved, and what are the difficulties? (4) Research at the European (or global) level (5) Conclusions.
Developed within the framework of the IOM project "Assisting... Read more