This publications portal is a repository of all IOM migration and 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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Dynamic health-related demographic and migratory trends are creating new challenges for health systems across Europe–nationally and regionally. The increasing out-migration of health professionals from low-and middle-income countries towards high-income countries of the European Union (EU) is becoming a crucial problem facing the health systems of the sending countries. The Council of the European Union recognizes that the ageing of the population and the health workforce, coupled with the... Read more
J Kundacina, M Samuilova, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Three key elements were analysed in Hungary, Poland and Slovakia as a basis for strengthening the capacity of staff and structures related to health, migration and border management: public health concerns linked to migration, health needs and rights of migrants and the occupational health of staff.
This article was developed within the framework of the “Increasing Public Health Safety alongside the New Eastern European Border Line” project (PHBLM) implemented by the International Organization... Read more
Jennifer Hollings, Mariya Samuilova, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Scientific reports (Journal) English
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 play in reorienting... Read more
María-Teresa Gijón-Sánchez, Sandra Pinzón-Pulido, Riitta-Liisa Kolehmainen-Aitken, Jacqueline Weekers, Daniel López Acuña, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, María-José Peiro
Manual/ Training Guide English
This document was developed within the framework of the “Increasing Public Health Safety alongside the New Eastern European Border Line” (PHBLM) Project.
Migration and the right to health care UNIT: 1. Migration in the EU: introduction and terminology UNIT 2. Global and European migration trends UNIT 3. Migration and the right to health UNIT 4. Antidiscrimination and ethics
Well-being: public/individual health UNIT 5. Communicable diseases UNIT 6. Occupational health: concepts on safety,... Read more
Bibiana Navarro, Sandra Pinzon, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Vanessa Barbosa, Paola Pace
Background/ Discussion Paper English
Based on a literature review and survey in selected EU countries, this document provides recommendations for actions and strategy and policy changes by the European Union, Member States and training providers. The engagement of all these actors is needed to reorient the competencies of the public health workforce to the needs of modern Europe.
Migration at the European level
Health and migration in Europe
Toward a migrant-sensitive health workforce
Policies and practices... Read more
Jacqueline Weekers, Daniel López Acuña, Maria Teresa Gijon Sanchez, Sandra Pinzon Pulido, Riita Liisa Kolehmainen Aitken, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict