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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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 a particular focus on border areas, HBMM unifies border management with health security... Read more
Background and rationale: A few studies have examined the prevalence and incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among female sex workers (FSWs) and their clients in Somalia. Studies among FSWs in Hargeisa found an HIV prevalence of 5.2 per cent in 2008 and 4.8 per cent in 2014. The lack of clear size estimates of population groups that are of high risk to HIV infection implies that national HIV prevention plans are not driven by evidence and may result in a mismatch between populations... Read more
Since the outbreak of the 10th Ebola virus disease, a month ago, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the outbreak continues to claim lives in the province of North Kivu. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, is working closely with the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and humanitarian actors to contain the outbreak and address the needs of affected communities.
IOM’S RESPONSE FOCUS
Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) at border-crossings and in the affected province
Points of Entry (POE) surveillance (health screening)
Infection Prevention and Control measures (hygiene promotion) at POE
Risk communication at POE
Cross-border coordination between DRC, Central African Republic (CAR) and Republic of the Congo (ROC)
IOM'S RESPONSE FOCUS
- Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) at border-crossings and in the affected province
- Points of ENtry (POE) surveillance (health screening)
- Infection Prevention and COntrol measures (hygiene promotion) at POE
- Risk Communication at POE
- Cross-border coordination between DRC, Central African Republic (CAR) and Republic of the Congo (ROC)
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
SETTING: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a growing public health threat in South-East Asia. TB is typically a disease of poverty and can be spread by infected humans who migrate from one region to another.
DESIGN: We interviewed 20 MDR-TB patients on the Thailand-Myanmar border with regard to their migration histories. Migration origins and destinations were mapped.
RESULTS: All but one participant had a history of migration, and maps of migration ranges revealed wide geographic... Read more
CC Thi, DM PArker, LL Swe, S Pukrittayakamee, CL Ling, K Amornpaisarnloet, M Vincent-Delmas, FH Nosten
The study was conducted to contribute to the reduction of HIV among migrants and mobile workers, their families and communities with which they interact in the port of Beira in Mozambique. The study utilized mixed methods of data collection which included a quantitative questionnaire-based survey and qualitative interviews. GIS mapping of the different areas inside and outside the Port was also produced. The survey population was 322 which included the following: port workers, long distance... Read more
This study provides an assessment of HIV vulnerabilities and access to HIV healthcare services among key affected populations that live or work along the economic corridor between Myawaddy and Kawkareik. The research targets migrants, female sex workers, men who have sex with men and people who use drugs. The assessment applied a mixed methods approach, acquiring, mapping quantitative data and qualitative data.
Background: overview; HIV in Myanmar; mobility, migration, and... Read more
Montira Inkochasan, Kyaw Myint Tun, Patrick Duigan, Paula Bianca Blomquist, Jaime Calderon, Min Yun Aung
Research brief English
Somalia lacks strategic information for an effective and evidence-based response to the HIV epidemic. Since no epidemiological study has been conducted in Somalia on HIV risk behaviours and populations at risk, little is known about the dynamics of transactional sex, and its implications on HIV vulnerability and infection status of populations at increased risk. This hot-spot mapping is the first study targeting at-risk populations across Somalia, and was conducted from 2007-2008 in partnership... Read more