A book launched last July on the analysis of migration and health-related laws, policies and legal frameworks that impact access to health and malaria services in the Greater Mekong Subregion is profiled. Three articles are presented; the first from IOM Thailand on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients from the Thailand-Myanmar border; the second from IOM Russia on pre-entry health assessment among labour migrants in the CIS; and lastly, from IOM Belgium on health-related aspects in the…Read more
A brief overview of the ‘2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health’ held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in Feb 2017 is provided, highlighting the research agenda embedded as a dedicated technical ‘stream’ within the Global Consultation. Next issue will provide details on the outcomes of the research stream. A research guidance book launched at the Consultation on advancing evidence-based policy and practice is profiled. Lastly, three journal articles are presented; the first from IOM Thailand on …Read more
Author/s: Boris Sergeyev, Igor Kazanets
This paper introduces disease screening for tuberculosis among labor migrants reporting that conducting pre-departure health assessments is associated with earlier detection of tuberculosis, resulting in a shorter period of infectiousness and hospitalization and significant savings in health budget.
- Purpose: Influx of labor migrants into Russia makes it necessary to put TB prevention measures in place, both inside and outside of Russian…
Author/s: IOM Regional Office for South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
This issue provides overview of projects implemented in 2016 and next steps, Regional Migration Strategy Development Workshop, events , publications and more.
PROJECTS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION
- Building the Capacity of the BiH Institutions to Address and Respond to Mental Health Issues amongst Defence Personnel - PREVENTIVA
- IOM Tajikistan’s engagement for the health of migrants …
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…Read more
Author/s: Mario Raviglione, Davide Mosca
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.
Author/s: Poonam Dhavan, HM Dias, Jacob Creswell, D Weil
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…Read more
Migration histories of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients from the Thailand-Myanmar border, 2012-2014
Author/s: CC Thi, DM PArker, LL Swe, S Pukrittayakamee, CL Ling, K Amornpaisarnloet, M Vincent-Delmas, FH Nosten
SETTING: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a growing public health threat in South-East Asia. TB is typically a disease of poverty and can be spread by infected humans who migrate from one region to another.
DESIGN: We interviewed 20 MDR-TB patients on the Thailand-Myanmar border with regard to their migration histories. Migration origins and destinations were mapped.
RESULTS: All but one participant had a history of migration, and maps of…Read more