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
Truck drivers are part of mobile populations which have been noted as a key population at risk of HIV in Zambia. This study was aimed at: (1) determining potentially traumatic events (PTEs), labour migrant-related stressors, psychosocial problems and HIV risk behaviours among truck drivers in Zambia; and (2) examining the relationship between PTEs, migrant-related stressors, psychosocial outcomes and HIV sexual risk behaviour among truck drivers in Zambia. We conducted 15 semi-structured... Read more
Lynn Murphy Michalopoulo, Nomagugu Ncube, Simona Simona, Brian Kansakala, Emmanuel Sinkala, Jasmin Raidoo
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 Pakistani migrants is part of the IOM project “Strengthening Government’s Capacity of Selected South Asian Countries to Address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sector Approach”. It is implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. The three objectives of the project were: 1. To 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, Asif Noman
This SADC- funded project was a regional project involving primary research conducted at the ports of Beira, Dar es Salaam, Durban and Walvis Bay. This report is a synthesis of the findings of the research from the studies conducted at each port. Those findings are based on research conducted by four teams of researchers. Each team was selected in the country where they were to conduct the research. Their respective research was presented in four different reports. A workshop involving all the... Read more
Migrants and mobile populations are regarded as most at risk populations in relation to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB). Understanding such vulnerabilities is essential for the development of effective and efficient response strategies, as well as the implementation and monitoring and evaluation thereof. The Study on Health Vulnerabilities of Mobile Populations and Affected... Read more
ANSA carried out this in-depth qualitative study in 2011 on the Nacala transport corridor in northern Mozambique, to determine the risks and vulnerabilities to HIV of migrants and host communities along the corridor. The study concentrated on areas of significant economic activity, where truck and public transport drivers spend long periods of time and where amenities, such as bars, guesthouses and restaurants have been established to serve increasing numbers of mobile populations.
Kerry Selvester, Delmira Cambaco, Victor Bie
This study aims to explore the key determinants of HIV along Mozambique's southern transport corridor, which runs between Mozambique and Swaziland.
Mobile-population and sex-worker studies in southern Mozambique and Swaziland
Legal and policy frameworks
Principal findings from fieldwork
Description of the hostspots
Changing... Read more
Kerry Selvester, Delmira Cambaco, Victor Ble, Alfred Mndzebele
Periodicals and Newsletters English
A bulletin of news, information and analysis on migration and health in East and Southern Africa.
Inside this Issue:
IOM South Afruca opens new health assessment centre
IOM Awarded for contribution to improved health care
The Wives behind Mozambique's migrant mineworkers
IOM Sensitises Vulnerable Population on HIV Prevention
IOM South Africa
The aim of the study was to generate data on HIV and mobility to inform strategic decisions on HIV programming for Female Sex Workers (FSWs). Specific objectives of the study were to: (a) understand characteristics of the FSWs operating along the Tema‐Paga transport corridor; (b) understand mobility characteristics; (c) understand HIV vulnerability similarities and differences between roamers and seaters; and (d) identify HIV vulnerability (risk) factors.
Aden Guliye, Valentia Amados, Abenta Asante, Jean Francois Aguilera
Bangladesh is a major supplier of labour to the world market. Female migrant workers are increasingly important for the Bangladeshi job market, as they contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth. Though the sector has significant potential to grow given the demand, there are challenges that put the rights of female migrant workers at risk.
Bindhya Pradhan Priesner