A qualitative study of migrant-related stressors, psychosocial outcomes and HIV risk behavior among truck drivers in Zambia
Author/s: Lynn Murphy Michalopoulo, Nomagugu Ncube, Simona Simona, Brian Kansakala, Emmanuel Sinkala, Jasmin Raidoo
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…Read more
Author/s: Boris Sergeyev, Igor Kazanets, Larisa Ivanova, Irina Zhuravleva, Natalya Isaeva, Tuula Vasankari, Arvid Nyberg, Mikko Vauhkonnen
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,…Read more
Health vulnerabilities of mobile and migrant populations in Selected Ports of South Africa - Regional Synthesis Report
Author/s: Tim Quinlan
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…Read more
Author/s: Asm Amanullah, Asif Noman
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…Read more
Health Vulnerabilities of Mobile Populations and Affected Communities in Selected Ports of Southern Africa – Walvis Bay, Namibia
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…Read more
Author/s: IOM South Africa
This is an information Sheet on a project aimed at addressing heath vulnerabilities of migrant mine workers, their families and affected communities in Southern Africa. The EUR 4.9 million project – Partnership on Health and Mobility in the Mining Sector of Southern Africa – will be funded by the Minister of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation of the Netherlands and will run through December 2015.
The project directly responds to the…Read more
Author/s: Bindhya Pradhan Priesner
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.
HIV and population mobility: Behavioural study of female sex workers along Ghana’s Tema‐Paga transport corridor
Author/s: Aden Guliye, Valentia Amados, Abenta Asante, Jean Francois Aguilera
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.
Author/s: IOM South Africa
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 …
Author/s: Kerry Selvester, Delmira Cambaco, Victor Ble, Alfred Mndzebele
This study aims to explore the key determinants of HIV along Mozambique's southern transport corridor, which runs between Mozambique and Swaziland.
- Executive summary