Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)-HIV Knows No Borders: Stories of change and best practices
Author/s: SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Project
‘SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders’ has been designed as a holistic, regional project to improve sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV-related outcomes amongst migrants (including migrant adolescents, young people and sex workers), as well as non-migrant adolescents, young people, sex workers and others living in migrationaffected communities. It is being implemented in selected high-volume migration-affected communities, including border communities, in all six countries.
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Airport Entry and Exit Screening during the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Sierra Leone, 2014 to 2016
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage
We present entry and exit screening outcomes on all persons passing through Freetown International Airport (FNA) in Sierra Leone during the period 1st September 2014 to 4th February 2016. A total of 166,242 persons underwent screening for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at FNA. Five persons were denied air travel from Sierra Leone after secondary screening. Laboratory testing revealed none were positive for EVD. No cases were identified through entry screening route. The public health value of…Read more
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.
World Migration Report 2020: Chapter 7 - Migration and Health: Current Issues, Governance and Knowledge Gaps
Author/s: Jo Vearey, Charles Hui, Kolitha Wickramage
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
The Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) acts with Member States, UN agencies and other partners in the international community to meet the operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration health issues, encourage socioeconomic development through migration, and work towards ensuring respect of the human dignity and well-being of migrants. This report provides a snapshot of IOM’s health activities in 2018 and presents key…Read more
Author/s: Kol Wickramage, Dominik Zenner
Refugees flee a nightmare of war and persecution and dream of peace and protection. But if peace and protection come in the form of resettlement, it can be a long and arduous process for the dream to become reality. In the resettlement process, there are many agencies involved and countless details to verify, such as security details and vulnerability checks–all of which can take the best part of a year. The pre-departure phase of the resettlement process aims to prepare refugees as much as…Read more
Author/s: International Organization for Migration
Migration is a social determinant of health. Throughout the migration process, migrants are exposed to a unique set of sociocultural, economic and environmental factors that may increase their risk of exposure to negative health outcomes, including communicable and non-communicable diseases. Migrants and mobile populations can face many obstacles in accessing essential health care services due to several factors including irregular immigration status, language barriers, discrimination, a…Read more
Migration, Displacement and Health. In: Carrie D. Llewellyn et al. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (Third Edition)
Author/s: Chesmal Siriwardhana, Kolitha Wickramage
The article describes the diverse and complex health needs of displaced populations which require contextually and culturally adaptable management strategies. Provision of health services for these populations should be firmly considered as an essential human rights issue and require strategic alliances with existing public health systems where possible.
Author/s: I. Bandaev, R. Kurbonova, M. Samuilova
In 2012-2013, with the support of IOM Development Fund and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan, IOM conducted a study on the causes, consequences, and responses to the migration of Tajik health workers. Until this study, the topic of the mobility of Tajik health professionals abroad has received limited attention in labor migration research in Tajikistan. The research findings presented here address this gap…
Health Status and Health Needs of Foreign Migrant Workers in Tajikistan: Legal, Social, Community, and Individual Aspects
Author/s: Rukhshona Kurbonova, Ilhom Bandaev, Mariya Samuilova
The article presents the results of the research conducted in the Republic of Tajikistan in 2012-2013 among foreign migrant workers from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, People's Republic of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The research reconfirms that migrant experience different levels of vulnerability to health issues depending on their legal status, working and living conditions, as well as depending…