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.
Scientific reports (Journal) English
While there is a number of studies on prevalence of risk behaviors with respect to communicable diseases among labor migrants in Russia, practically no systematic research linking together their socio-economic background, life circumstances, awareness levels and information sources on communicable diseases has been conducted. At the same time in designing disease prevention campaigns, program planners need to take these factors into account. Responding to these demands, survey among labor... Read more
Boris Sergeyev, Igor Kazanets, Larisa Ivanova, Irina Zhuravleva, Natalya Isaeva, Tuula Vasankari, Arvid Nyberg, Mikko Vauhkonnen
This study among Nepalese migrants is under the IOM project “Strengthening Government’s Capacity of Selected South Asian Countries to Address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sectoral Approach”. It is implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. The three objectives of the project were to: (1.) Conduct an in-depth assessment among the three South Asian countries to assess health vulnerabilities of migrants, including their access to health and other social services, a mapping of... Read more
Asm Amanullah, Sushil Baral, Rekha Khatri, Sudeep Uprey, Bishnu Dulal
This report assesses findings of the Durban study commissioned by the IOM with particular reference to the socio-geographical concept of ‘spaces of vulnerability’ amongst stevedores, truck drivers, seafarers and commercial sex workers. The concept refers to the social and economic conditions of existence and the personal circumstances of individuals, which can affect negatively their welfare and behavioural decisions.
The report draws attention to the marginalisation of the study populations... Read more
IOM South Africa
Policy Brief English
This policy brief is a summary of the findings and recommendations of the ‘Key Populations, Key Responses’ report. Commissioned by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) and the South African UN Joint Team on HIV & AIDS, this report provides a comprehensive situational analysis of South African men who have sex with men, transgender people, injecting drug users, sex workers, prisoners and migrants, and HIV in South Africa. It includes an overview of completed research, current... Read more
IOM South Africa
IOM commissioned this study to obtain information on the trucking sector, sex work, and HIV through an analysis of social and behavioural patterns at 14 pre-selected sites along the Beira and Tete transport corridors in Mozambique. This study is intended to help government and partners to develop customized HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes for communities along the main transport corridors. In addition, the findings will be used in advocacy with key national and regional... Read more
IOM South Africa and Mozambique
Research brief English
Between May 2009 and January 2010, a multi‐partner team undertook a mixed methods study to explore the social, economic and cultural factors related to engagement in multiple concurrent sexual partnerships. Additionally, the team sought to describe the level of mobility of the study populations and the relationship between mobility and sexual concurrency.
Kathleen MacQueen, Katy Barwise
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
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
Booklet/ Handbooks English
The comic stories in this publication capture 'slices' in the lives of Mozambican migrant workers, their experiences in South Africa and their lives at home. They are representatives of some, but not all, of the experiences of Mozambican migrant workers in South Africa. It is hoped that these stories will promote greater understanding of the multifacted dynamics of migration, ultimately reducing xenophobia and discriminatory practices.
IOM Regional Office South Africa
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