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 report is an annual overview of activities led and implemented by the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2020, in partnership with Member States, United Nations agencies and other partners in the international community, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, meet the operational challenges and advance understanding of migration health, encourage socioeconomic development through migration, and work towards ensuring respect of the human…Read more
Screening for tuberculosis in migrants and visitors from high-incidence settings: present and future perspectives
Author/s: Claudia Dobler, Greg Fox, Paul Douglas, Kerri Viney, Faiz Ahmad Khan, Zelalem, Temesgen, Ben Marais
In most settings with a low incidence of tuberculosis (TB), foreign-born people make up the majority of TB cases, but the distribution of the TB risk among different migrant populations is often poorly quantified. In addition, screening practices for TB disease and latent TB infection (LTBI) vary widely. Addressing the risk of TB in international migrants is an essential component of TB prevention and care efforts in low-incidence countries, and strategies to…Read more
The International Organization’s (IOM) Migration Health Division 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 social and economic 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 2017 and presents key achievements…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
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
Author/s: IOM Kenya
In partnership with the Government of Kenya, and at both national and local levels, the International Organization for Migration offers health care services for urban migrants directly through IOM’s health assessment programme, which fulfills the health requirements of countries receiving migrants. IOM and partners facilitate the Eastleigh Community Wellness Centre, a budding health clinic located in east Nairobi that meets the needs of migrants and their host community…Read more
An Assessment of Health Vulnerabilities among Internal Labour Migrants in Northern Mozambique’s Cashew Industry
Author/s: Tatiana Martins, Brad Paul, George Sirignano, Stuart Simpson
This study identifies a compelling but under-researched area of the HIV epidemic in Mozambique. The economic, social and cultural implications of the epidemic need to be thoroughly analyzed so that appropriate measures can be devised to prevent new infections, scale up treatment, and provide care and support to those most in need.
- Executive summary
- Cashew processing in Mozambique…
Regional Workshop on HIV Responses for Mine Workers, Their Families and Affected Communities in Southern Africa
Author/s: IOM, UNAIDS RSTESA, TEBA, SIDA, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
In response to the health and HIV vulnerabilities of mine workers, their families and the communities with which they interact, IOM in partnership with Southern African Development Community (SADC) HIV/AIDS Unit, United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa (UNAIDS RSTESA), and TEBA Development (Regional Office), organised a Regional Workshop on HIV Responses for Mine Workers, Their Families and Affected Communities in…Read more
Author/s: John Oeltmann, Jay Varma, Luis Ortega, Yecai Liu, Thomas O’Rourke, Maria Cano, Theresa Harrington, Sean Toney, Warren Jones, Samart Karuchit, Lois Diem, Dhanida Rienthong, Jordan Tappero, Kashef Ijaz, Susan Maloney
In January 2005, tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB), was reported among Hmong refugees who were living in or had recently immigrated to the United States from a camp in Thailand. We investigated TB and drug resistance, enhanced TB screenings, and expanded treatment capacity in the camp. In February 2005, 272 patients with TB (24 MDR TB) remained in the camp. Among 17 MDR TB patients interviewed, 13 were found to be linked socially. Of 23 MDR TB…Read more