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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Periodicals and Newsletters English
A bulletin of news, information and analysis on migration health in Southern Africa.
IOM farm worker study reveals highest HIV prevalence ever reported among a working population in Southern Africa
Introducing the partnership on health and mobility in East and Southern Africa
Spaces of vulnerability - moving beyond stigmatizing migrants
IOM implementing partner clinches second impumelelo innovations awards
Keyhold garden help reduce impact of HIV and AIDS in Lesotho's Leribe District
IOM RO Southern Africa
Scientific reports (Journal) English
The right of evryone to be the highestattainable standard of physical and mental health (right to health) is a human right recognized in numerous instruments at the international, regional, and national levels and supported by a range of accountabilty mechanisms. Those who migrate are human beings and therefore right holders, as wel as active agents of economic, cultural, social, and politcal development. Notwithstanding the attention that the health both of those who migrate and affected... Read more
Manual/ Training Guide English
This document was developed within the framework of the “Increasing Public Health Safety alongside the New Eastern European Border Line” (PHBLM) Project.
Financial contribution: European Commission, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Hungarian Ministry of Health, the Regional Ministry of Health of Andalusia, and the University of Pécs and the Andalusian School of Public Health.
Bibiana Navarro, Sandra Pinzon, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Vanessa Barbosa, Paola Pace
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 Regional Dialogue on the Health Challenges for Asian Labour Migrants was held 13-14 July, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Organized by UNDP, IOM and UNAIDS in cooperation with WHO, ILO and the Joint UN Initiative on Mobility & HIV/AIDS in South East Asia (JUNIMA), the meeting served as a preparation for the upcoming Colombo Process Ministerial Consultations (early 2011, Dhaka), where migrants’ health issues are expected to be discussed for the first time. Representatives from the ministries... Read more
UNDP, World Health Organization, UNAIDS, International Organization for Migration, International Labour Organization (ILO), Joint United Nations Initiative on Mobility and HIV/AIDS in South East Asia
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
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Objective: To measure prevalence of HIV and syphilis and describe characteristics of sex work among female sex workers (FSWs) in Hargeisa, Somaliland, Somalia.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey recruited 237 FSWs using respondent-driven sampling (RDS). A face-to-face, structured interview using handheld-assisted personal interviewing (HAPI) on personal digital assistants (PDAs) was completed and blood collected for serological testing.
Results: FSWs 15–19 years old accounted for 6.9% of the... Read more
Kelsi Kriitmaa, Adriennea Testa, Mohamed Osman, Ivana Bozicevic, Gabriele Riedner, Jacqueline Malungu, Greg Irving, Ismail Abdalla
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
The Bangkok Statement on Migration and Development stresses that migrant workers are development actors and contribute by way of remittances, skills, culture and labour to states of origin, transit and destination. It highlights the region’s great diversity in levels of development and sizes of countries, resulting in migration taking many forms, as well as the increased complexity in managing migration in the region-many countries being simultaneously sending, transit and receiving countries.... Read more
ESCAP Social Development Division (SDD)