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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Author/s: Webber G, Edwards N, Amaratunga C, Graham ID, Keane V, Ros S
Cambodia is experiencing a generalized HIV epidemic; there is evidence some populations within Cambodia are particularly vulnerable to infection. A mixed-methods study was conducted in 2006 on the vulnerability to contract HIV of rural-to-urban migrant Cambodian garment factory workers. This paper reports the views of these female migrant workers regarding the use of condoms in their sexual relationships. Semi-structured interviews were conducted among 20 workers about their…Read more
Author/s: Tansey E, Theyise N, Borland R, West H
There is increasing recognition that in order to respond to the HIV epidemic migrants and mobile populations must be included in national and regional responses. While migration in and of itself does not necessarily contribute to increased risk of HIV infection, some migrants and mobile populations do face increased HIV risk. With its immense coastline and extensive transport industry, Southern Africa provides an excellent case study to examine the HIV risks and…Read more
Author/s: Mariya Samuilova, María-José Peiro, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Based on the recommendations of the EU Advisory Group on Migration and Health, a matrix of European migration health projects was developed as part of the Assisting Migrants and Communities (AMAC) project. The objective was to explore synergies amongst European Commission funded projects and especially those funded under the EC Public Health Programme 2006-2008. Nineteen projects were included in the analysis, covering topics such as different types of lead partner organisation,…Read more
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
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 public health practice…Read more
HIV prevalence and characteristics of sex work among female sex workers in Hargeisa, Somaliland, Somalia
Author/s: Kelsi Kriitmaa, Adriennea Testa, Mohamed Osman, Ivana Bozicevic, Gabriele Riedner, Jacqueline Malungu, Greg Irving, Ismail Abdalla
Objective: To measure prevalence of HIV and syphilis and describe characteristics of sex work among female sex workers (FSWs) in Hargeisa, Somaliland, Somalia.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey recruited 237 FSWs using respondent-driven sampling (RDS). A face-to-face, structured interview using handheld-assisted personal interviewing (HAPI) on personal digital assistants (PDAs) was completed and blood collected…Read more
Author/s: María-José Peiro, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Health is essential to migrants’ wellbeing and contribution to society. The European Union, European governments and the international community are progressively recognising this link and attempting to address the negative socioeconomic determinants of health which disproportionately affect migrant populations. At the EU level, attention to migrants’ health has been framed by two EU Presidencies, the Portuguese in 2007 and the Spanish in 2010. This article reviews the migrant health policy…Read more
Author/s: Anit Mishra, Olga Gorbacheva, MMT Hasan, N Rimal
Approximately 100,000 Bhutanese refugees live in seven camps in southeastern Nepal. For those offered resettlement to the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, or Netherlands, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Nepal conducts medical screening and arranges travel, moving up to 15,000 refugees annually. Varicella spreads primarily by airborne droplets and patients with infectious varicella are prohibited from the air travel. Varicella…Read more
Prevalence of bacteriologically confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis in the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal: Results of active case finding
Author/s: Olga Gorbacheva, AK Mishra, D Shapovalov, S Sudtasay
Approximately 100,000 Bhutanese refugees live in camps in southeastern Nepal. Since December 2007 the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Nepal has conducted medical screening of Bhutanese refugees prior to resettlement in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Norway. Screening for TB included both sputum smears and cultures. The estimated prevalence of all forms of TB was 243 per 100,000 in Nepal (WHO, 2006), and 217 per 100,000 in Bhutanese…Read more
Author/s: María-Teresa Gijón-Sánchez, Sandra Pinzón-Pulido, Riitta-Liisa Kolehmainen-Aitken, Jacqueline Weekers, Daniel López Acuña, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, María-José Peiro
Migration movements in Europe have increased in both size and diversity and have created the need to enhance the effectiveness of health systems by adapting them to today’s multicultural and multiethnic societies. Such a transformation cannot take place without a public health workforce that supports and delivers accessible, culturally appropriate, equitable and competent care. Governments and health care and training providers in the European Union have a critical role to…Read more