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.
To browse or search: simply use the filter options on the left-hand side. Alternatively, you can enter key word/s in the search box. Selecting a specific publication will lead to a ‘download’ link or link to the website where the document is housed. Here is the step-by-step guide for your reference.
News/ Article feature English
As part of its counter-trafficking work in Tanzania, IOM has organized training for social workers and others involved in assisting victims of trafficking that will help them address the psychological consequences of the crime.
The seminar on "Migration and Human Resources for Health: From Awareness to Action" held in Geneva on 23-24 March 2006, was organized within the framework of IOM’s International Dialogue on Migration in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization and with the co-sponsorship of the Government of Ireland. The seminar was organized in recognition of the need to gain a deeper understanding of the complex issues and dynamics involved in international... Read more
Manual/ Training Guide English
The IOM’s Migration Health Department delivers direct services to a wide variety of mobile people, including migrants, refugees, displaced populations, students, long term visitors, demobilized soldiers, trafficked persons, and voluntary returnees. These services include preventive and curative health activities such as the assessment of fitness to travel, the provision of immunizations, the promotion of health through awareness and education, and the detection and treatment of infections and... Read more
International Organization for Migration
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
The migration of health care workers is not a new phenomenon, but the issue has become of utmost importance in recent years due to the global shortage of health care workers. As populations age in industrialized countries, there has been a sharp rise in demand for health care workers. This demand acts as a pull factor in the migration of health care workers from developing countries with already struggling health care systems and insufficient human resources.
Anita Davies, D Grondin, M Klein-Solomon, A Narusova
This is a summary report of the structured e-mail discussion on the links between population mobility, migration and HIV in Southern Africa, which was organized by the IOM in collaboration with the Health and Development Networks (HDN). The discussion took place on the AF-AIDS eForum, the regional eForum on HIV in Africa, from April to August 2005.
The discussion focused on three main topics:
How does migration and population mobility lead to increased HIV vulnerability in Southern Africa;
How... Read more
Health and Development Networks (HDN), International Organization for Migration (IOM) Partnership on HIV/AIDS and Mobile Populations in Southern Africa (PHAMSA)
Timor-Leste, the world’s newest democracy, has extremely poor health indicators and high levels of endemic poverty. Information about migration patterns, mobility, and HIV prevalence and knowledge in the country are limited. This study attempted to identify migration patterns and HIV vulnerability in 6 districts of Timor-Leste.
A household survey, using a structured questionnaire and multi-stage, random cluster sampling, was administered to 1213 households. Vulnerability Assessment Mapping (VAM... Read more
J Earnest, R Finger
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
Human resources are critical in ensuring the delivery of quality health care services. The global shortage of health care workers is aggravated by an unequal distribution of human resources sustained by a steady flow of international, regional, or internal migration. Insufficient supply of health care workers is an increasing challenge not only in source countries, which suffer public health crises but also in receiving countries, facing demographic challenges due to ageing populations.
Scientific reports (Journal) English
To design a Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) instrument for HIV-infected people in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The self-administered questionnaire was developed by an Italian network including researchers, physicians, people living with HIV, national institutions and community-based organizations (CBO) through several steps: (1) review of existing HRQoL literature and questionnaires for HIV-infected people; (2) selection of relevant domains measuring... Read more
Raffaella Bucciardini, Rita Murri, Mauro Guarinieri, Fabrizio Starace, M Martini, A Vatrella, L Cafaro, M Fantoni, R Grisetti, Antonella d’Arminio Monforte, V Fragola, R Arcieri, Cosmo Del Borgo, Andrea Tramarin, Maurizio Massella, D Lorenzetti, Stefano Vella
The following report presents the findings from a study carried out in Mozambique in 2005 as part of project APPLE (AIDS Prevention, Positive Living, and Empowerment), which is coordinated by CARE and funded by the European Union. One of the focus areas of IOM, under its regional project Partnership for HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA) is to map HIV vulnerability among mobile populations in transport corridors. Therefore, IOM decided to match the APPLE funding so that the study can... Read more
IOM South Africa
Booklet/ Handbooks English
The comic stories in this publication capture 'slices' in the lives of Mozambican migrant workers, their experiences in South Africa and their lives at home. They are representatives of some, but not all, of the experiences of Mozambican migrant workers in South Africa. It is hoped that these stories will promote greater understanding of the multifacted dynamics of migration, ultimately reducing xenophobia and discriminatory practices.
IOM Regional Office South Africa