This publications portal is a repository of all IOM migration health publications from 2006 to present where IOM was a primary contributor.
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Author/s: Lönnroth K, Migliori GB, Abubakar I, D'Ambrosio L, de Vries G, Diel R, Douglas P, Falzon D, Gaudreau MA, Goletti D, González Ochoa ER, LoBue P, Matteelli A, Njoo H, Solovic I, Story A, Tayeb T, van der Werf MJ, Weil D, Zellweger JP, Abdel Aziz M, Al Lawati MR, Aliberti S, Arrazola de Oñate W, Barreira D, Bhatia V, Blasi F, Bloom A, Bruchfeld J, Castelli F, Centis R, Chemtob D, Cirillo DM, Colorado A, Dadu A, Dahle UR, De Paoli L, Dias HM, Duarte R, Fattorini L, Gaga M, Getahun H, Glaziou P, Goguadze L, Del Granado M, Haas W, Järvinen A, Kwon GY, Mosca D, Nahid P, Nishikiori N, Noguer I, O'Donnell J, Pace-Asciak A, Pompa MG, Popescu GG, Robalo Cordeiro C, Rønning K, Ruhwald M, Sculier JP, Simunović A, Smith-Palmer A, Sotgiu G, Sulis G, Torres-Duque CA, Umeki K, Uplekar M, van Weezenbeek C, Vasankari T, Vitillo RJ, Voniatis C, Wanlin M, Raviglione MC
This paper describes an action framework for countries with low tuberculosis (TB) incidence (<100 TB cases per million population) that are striving for TB elimination. The framework sets out priority interventions required for these countries to progress first towards “pre-elimination” (<10 cases per million) and eventually the elimination of TB as a public health problem (less than one case per million). TB epidemiology in most low-incidence countries is characterized…Read more
Management of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: WHO guidelines for low tuberculosis burden countries
Author/s: Getahun H, Matteelli A, Abubakar I, Aziz MA, Baddeley A, Barreira D, Den Boon S, Borroto Gutierrez SM, Bruchfeld J, Burhan E, Cavalcante S, Cedillos R, Chaisson R, Chee CB, Chesire L, Corbett E, Dara M, Denholm J, de Vries G, Falzon D, Ford N, Gale-Rowe M, Gilpin C, Girardi E, Go UY, Govindasamy D, D Grant A, Grzemska M, Harris R, Horsburgh CR Jr, Ismayilov A, Jaramillo E, Kik S, Kranzer K, Lienhardt C, LoBue P, Lönnroth K, Marks G, Menzies D, Migliori GB, Mosca D, Mukadi YD, Mwinga A, Nelson L, Nishikiori N, Oordt-Speets A, Rangaka MX, Reis A, Rotz L, Sandgren A, Sañé Schepisi M, Schünemann HJ, Sharma SK, Sotgiu G, Stagg HR, Sterling TR, Tayeb T, Uplekar M, van der Werf MJ, Vandevelde W, van Kessel F, van't Hoog A, Varma JK, Vezhnina N, Voniatis C, Vonk Noordegraaf-Schouten M, Weil D, Weyer K, Wilkinson RJ, Yoshiyama T, Zellweger JP, Raviglione M
Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is characterized by the presence of immune responses to previously acquired Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection without clinical evidence of active tuberculosis (TB). Here we report evidence-based guidelines from the World Health Organization for a public health approach to the management of LTBI in high-risk individuals in countries with high or middle upper income and TB incidence of <100 per 100 000 per year. The guidelines…Read more
This report illustrates IOM’s health activities in 2014 and presents key achievements in the three main migration health programme areas: (a) migration health assessments and travel health assistance; (b) health promotion and assistance for migrants; and (c) migration health assistance for crisis-affected populations. The report also highlights emerging themes in migration and health – learning the importance of understanding population mobility and its…
Author/s: Asm Amanullah, Hasan Mahmud, Abdullah Al Mamun
This study among Bangladeshi migrants is part of the IOM project “Strengthening Government’s Capacity of Selected South Asian Countries to Address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sectoral Approach”. It is implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. The three objectives of the project are: (1.) Conduct an in-depth assessment among the three South Asian countries to assess health vulnerabilities of migrants, including their access to health and other social…Read more
Author/s: Montira Inkochasan, Kyaw Myint Tun, Patrick Duigan, Paula Bianca Blomquist, Jaime Calderon, Min Yun Aung
This study provides an assessment of HIV vulnerabilities and access to HIV healthcare services among key affected populations that live or work along the economic corridor between Myawaddy and Kawkareik. The research targets migrants, female sex workers, men who have sex with men and people who use drugs. The assessment applied a mixed methods approach, acquiring, mapping quantitative data and qualitative data.
Author/s: Abdinasir Abubakar, Andrew Azman, John Rumunu, Iza Ciglenecki, Trina Helderman, Haley West, Justin Lessler, David Sack, Stephen Martin, William Perea, Dominique Legros, Frnacisco, Luquero
A global oral cholera vaccine (OCV) stockpile was established in 2013 to improve rapid access to the vaccine in outbreaks and emergencies in which cholera risk is high. The first deployment from the global OCV stockpile was to South Sudan in 2014 because of high cholera risk from massive population displacements within the civil war. 256,700 doses of OCV were delivered, with high coverage, throughout the country as part of a comprehensive cholera prevention strategy by multiple agencies,…Read more
Author/s: Asm Amanullah, Sushil Baral, Rekha Khatri, Sudeep Uprey, Bishnu Dulal
This study among Nepalese migrants is under the IOM project “Strengthening Government’s Capacity of Selected South Asian Countries to Address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sectoral Approach”. It is implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. The three objectives of the project were to: (1.) Conduct an in-depth assessment among the three South Asian countries to assess health vulnerabilities of migrants, including their access to health and other social services…Read more
Introducing new tuberculosis diagnostics: the impact of Xpert MTB/ RIF testing on case notifications in Nepal
Author/s: Jacob Creswell, B Rai, R Wali, S Sudrungrot, LM Adhikari, R Pant, S Pyakurel, D Uranw, AJ Codlin
SETTING: The Xpert® MTB/RIF assay is a highly sensitive molecular test with the potential to improve tuberculosis (TB) case detection. However, evidence supporting this potential at a programme level is minimal.
METHODS: Xpert testing following smear microscopy and chest X-ray was implemented as part of routine case finding in 16 districts of Eastern Nepal. Changes in TB case notification were evaluated based on a pre/post analysis, as were expected notifications…Read more
Impact of and response to increased tuberculosis prevalence among Syrian refugees compared with Jordanian tuberculosis prevalence: case study of a tuberculosis public health strategy
Author/s: Susan Cookson, Hiba Abaza, Kevin Clarke, Ann Burton, Nadia Sabrah, Khaled Rumman, Nedal Odeah, Marwan Naoum
By the summer of 2014, the Syrian crisis resulted in a regional humanitarian emergency with 2.9 million refugees, including 608,000 in Jordan. These refugees access United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) sponsored clinics or Jordan Ministry of Health clinics, including tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment. Tuberculosis care in Syria has deteriorated with destroyed health infrastructure and drug supply chain. Syrian refugees may have undiagnosed tuberculosis; therefore, the…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