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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This issue of the Bulletin features research articles, reports, and commentary pieces on relevant migration health topics such as reproductive health, mental health, and COVID-19 in the context of mobility.
The audio podcast episode focuses on women refugees’ access to maternal health services in Kenya.
“We have a lot of home deliveries” A qualitative study on the impact of COVID-19 on access to and utilization of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care among refugee women in urban Eastleigh, Kenya
Author/s: Adelaide M Lusambili, Michela Martini, Faiza Abdirahman, Abena Asante, Sharon Ochieng, Joseph N Guni, Rose Maina, Stanley Luchters
Little is known about how pregnant refugee women, and the frontline health care workers who serve them, are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of health, and health service access. Women refugees are classified as a vulnerable group with regard to pregnancy outcomes and access to maternal care and may be disproportionally at risk for COVID-19 infection as they are likely to face unique barriers to information and access to reproductive health services during…
IOM’s health response to humanitarian and public health emergencies aims to save lives, reduce morbidity and alleviate suffering while upholding humanitarian principles and protect human dignity. IOM’s programming in this domain encompasses the various stages and typologies of emergencies, throughout all the phases of the mobility continuum.
Learn about testing and health services for pregnant US-bound refugees at IOM.
Author/s: Antoine Chandonnet, Uran Tursunaliev, Kayratbek Jamangulov, Irina Chernykh, Gulshat Amandurdyyeva
The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health – or simply “the right to health” – is explicitly formulated in an array of international law instruments, of which most Central Asian states are part. These instruments define states’ obligation to provide healthcare services for all, without discrimination based on health status, ethnicity, age, sex, disability, language, religion, national origin, income, social…Read more
Maternal mortality revisited: the application of the new ICD-MM classification system in reference to maternal deaths in Sri Lanka
Author/s: Suneth Agampodi, Kolitha Wickramage, Thilini Agampodi, Upuli Thennakoon, Nirasha Jayathilaka, Dhammika Karunaratha, Sasanka Alagiyawanna
- Background: The recently published WHO guidelines on applications of ICD-10 to deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (ICD-MM) aimed at enabling a comprehensive framework for international comparison of maternal deaths, which includes maternal suicides as a direct cause of maternal deaths. At present, most developing countries do not include suicide as a maternal death.
- Methods: We…
Author/s: Róza Ádány, Andrés Agudelo-Suárez, Charles Agyemang, Fernando Benavides, Neele Bjerre, Marija Bogic, Marie Dauvrin, Walter Devillé, Sónia Dias, Sophie Durieux-Paillard, Andrea Gaddini, Tim Greacen, David Ingleby, Elisabeth Ioannidis, Natasja Jensen, Ulrike Kluge, Alexander Krämer, Allan Krasnik, Anton E Kunst, Jutta Lindert, Rosemarie McCabe, Martin McKee, Anthony M. Messina, Philipa Mladovsky, Marie Nørredam, Paola Pace, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Rosa Puigpinós i Riera, Stefan Priebe, Oliver Razum, Bernd Rechel, Anna Reeske, Barbara Rijks, Elena Ronda-Pérez, John Salt, Guglielmo Schininà, Joaquim J.F. Soares, Mindaugas Stankunas, Christa Straßmayr, Karien Stronks, Kristian Wahlbeck, Marta Welbel, Tanja Wörmann
Access to Maternal & Early Childhood Health Care for Urban Migrants in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya (2011)
Author/s: Shannon Carter
Background : The international community has identified migrant health as a priority area. There is increasing evidence that migrant communities access and use health care services differently than do host populations and that migration status is associated with compromised access to healthcare. The health of urban migrants in Nairobi is a particularly important issue, as it is estimated that 500 new migrants arrive in the Eastleigh area of Nairobi…
Access to Maternal and Early Childhood Health Care for Urban Migrants in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya: Pilot Study
Author/s: Shannon Carter
The international community has identified migrant health as a priority area. There is increasing evidence that migrant communities access and use of health care services differently that do host populations and that migrant status is associated with compromised access to healthcare. The health of urban migrants in Nairobi is a particularly important issue, as it is estimated that 500 new migrants arrive in the Eastleight area of NAirobi each week. The Migration Health…Read more
Ensuring the right of migrant children to health care: The response of hospitals and health services
Author/s: Ana Isabel Fernandez Guerreiro, Fabrizio Simonelli, Rosa Gloria Suarez Lopez Vergara, Alberto Armas Navarro, Sara Darias Curvo, Anna Zapulla, Anders Hjern, Lynda Stokes, PJ. Boyle
In the context of migration of children, how do hospitals and health services respond to the needs and rights of children within the wider framework of child protection and healthcare provision? This paper deals with the response of hospitals and healthcare services to the right of migrant children to healthcare in relation to the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the holistic concept of health. On the one hand, the Convention on the Rights of the…Read more