This publications portal is a repository of all IOM migration 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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Social determinants and risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Asian migrant populations in Europe
Author/s: Anita Davies, Carolyn Blake, Poonam Dhavan
In Europe, policies, strategies and interventions to address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases have generally neglected to take into consideration the impact of migration on health outcomes of increasingly multicultural and diverse societies. Research has shown that migrants of South Asian origin living in Europe are more at risk of acquiring non-communicable diseases than their counterparts in their country of origin or than the host European population.…Read more
Author/s: Bibiana Navarro, Sandra Pinzon, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Vanessa Barbosa, Paola Pace
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.
Author/s: Paola Pace
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…Read more
Increasing public health safety alongside the New Eastern European Border: An overview of findings from the situational analysis
Author/s: Mariya Samuilova, Jennifer Hollings, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
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…Read more
Author/s: Anita Davies, Anna Basten, Chiara Frattini
Migrants are affected by social inequalities and are exposed to several experiences during the migration process which put their physical, mental and social well-being at risk. Migrants’ health is also to a large extent determined by the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of services in the host community or country. This article discusses how the migration process and legal status are determinants of migrants’ health. It raises the issue that good…Read more
Author/s: Anita Davies, Anna Basten, Chiara Frattini
This paper examines the relationship between migration and health from a human-rights and social equity based perspective. It discussed how migrationcan itself be seen as a determinant of migrants' health. Migrants are affected by social inequalities and are likely to go through several experiences during the migration process which puts their physical, mental and social well-being at risk. Migrants often face poverty and social exclusion, which has negative influences on…Read more
EU Partnerships to Reduce HIV and Public Health Vulnerabilities Associated with Population Mobility: Country Reports - Malta
Author/s: Miriam Vella
The aim of this study was to document the key HIV, TB and HIV/TB co-infection mobility related vulnerabilities of migrants in Malta through the conduction of a rapid mapping assessment of vulnerabilities and hotspots. It also aims to give an insight in the health care utilisation of migrants in Malta, the differences with Maltese nationals and the factors that can explain these differences. The study also aims to depict how the migrants themselves report on their…Read more
EU partnerships to reduce HIV and public health vulnerabilities associated with population mobility: Bulgaria Country Report
Author/s: Tonka Tvarleva, Tsvetana Yakimova, Ivan Tachev
The free movement of people, goods and services is perceived to be a pillar of the sustained development of the European Union. At the same time Europe is facing continuous ageing of the population, and increased immigration flows over the last decade, which have become driving forces for the demographic changes, especially in EU 25. Furthermore, population mobility naturally entails challenges from the common strategy and policy, legislation, human rights and public…Read more