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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There is a dynamic and complex relationship between migration and health. Migration can lead to greater exposure to health risks, such as those migrant workers working in conditions of precarious employment with limited access to affordable health care. Migration can also be linked to improved health – for instance, after moving from a context of persecution and fear of violence to a safe environment. This chapter examines the four key aspects of migration and health: (a) the health of... Read more
Jo Vearey, Charles Hui, Kolitha Wickramage
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
The World Migration Report (WMR) 2020 InfoSheets provide a succinct overview of each of the 11 chapters in the Report. They provide an easy and quick way to get a sense of the topics and issues examined in WMR 2020. This one focuses on migration and health.
Workshop/ Conference/ Seminar Presentation English
Presented during the 2nd Global Consultation Colombo held in Sri Lanka on 21-23 February 2017. Discussed the definition of global compact, modelaities/timelines, and how it relate to migrants' health.
Despite the growing recognition of the importance that migration health plays in advancing global health and sustainable development goals, there is a paucity of technical guidance and “lessons learned” documents to guide Member States, international organizations, academia, civil society and other stakeholders seeking to develop effective migration health policies and interventions using evidence-based approaches. Governments today are faced with the challenge of integrating health needs of... Read more
La migración es un determinante social crucial de la salud global. Trae consigo fuerza de trabajo, enriquecimiento cultural y diversidad, así como oportunidades para el crecimiento económico y el desarrollo humano.
Báltica Cabieses, Carlos Van der Laat
Scientific reports (Journal) English
This article is the first in the State-of-the-Art series of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease on TB and migration. It provides an overview of migration trends, migration pathways and social determinants, and impact on TB. This article outlines a framework for the prevention and reduction of the TB burden among migrants, adapted from the World Health Organization's End TB Strategy, and in accordance with the Stop TB Partnership's Global Plan and the Sustainable... Read more
Poonam Dhavan, HM Dias, Jacob Creswell, D Weil
The TB response needs to be a priority in health and migration, given its profound health and social consequences and the health security threat posed by this top airborne infectious killer.
Mario Raviglione, Davide Mosca
The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) Health strand is a questionnaire designed to supplement the existing seven strands of the MIPEX, which in its latest edition (2015) monitors policies affecting migrant integration in 38 different countries. The questionnaire measures the equitability of policies relating to four issues: (A) migrants’ entitlements to health services; (B) accessibility of health services for migrants; (C) responsiveness to migrants’ needs; and (D) measures to achieve... Read more
David Ingleby, IOM MHD RO Brussels
The Situational Assessment Report (SAR) on Migrant Health at the Southern EU borders is based on the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assessment conducted within the framework of the Equi-Health project “Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups”. The report was prepared with information collected in a desk review at regional and national level of publicly available reports, EU-funded projects, assessment tools, response planning, and training... Read more
IOM MHD Brussels, Chrisoula Botsi, Panayiotis Damaskos
This document has been developed within the framework of the EQUI-HEALTH project ("Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups”) EC/DG SANTE co-funded Southern EU Border component (MH SEUB) to present the findings of the IOM desk review and field work held in Sicily - Italy from 4th to 18th September 2013. The Eui-Health desk review and field work assessment aim to address: 1) migrants ' health; 2) occupational health; and 3) public health under the overall... Read more
IOM MHD RO Brussels, Giuliana Urso, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Emanuela Del Zotto