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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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, a mapping of... Read more
Asm Amanullah, Sushil Baral, Rekha Khatri, Sudeep Uprey, Bishnu Dulal
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.
Background: overview; HIV in Myanmar; mobility, migration, and... Read more
Montira Inkochasan, Kyaw Myint Tun, Patrick Duigan, Paula Bianca Blomquist, Jaime Calderon, Min Yun Aung
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 services, a mapping of... Read more
Asm Amanullah, Hasan Mahmud, Abdullah Al Mamun
Migrants and mobile populations are regarded as most at risk populations in relation to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB). Understanding such vulnerabilities is essential for the development of effective and efficient response strategies, as well as the implementation and monitoring and evaluation thereof. The Study on Health Vulnerabilities of Mobile Populations and Affected... Read more
This study aims to explore the key determinants of HIV along Mozambique's southern transport corridor, which runs between Mozambique and Swaziland.
Mobile-population and sex-worker studies in southern Mozambique and Swaziland
Legal and policy frameworks
Principal findings from fieldwork
Description of the hostspots
Changing... Read more
Kerry Selvester, Delmira Cambaco, Victor Ble, Alfred Mndzebele
Supported by the Global Fund, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) implemented community-based and youth-focused HIV prevention programs in Somalia. Little was known about the HIV vulnerability of Somali youth aged 15-24, and a baseline study was conducted on the sexual behaviors, knowledge and practice of youth to assess their HIV vulnerability.
The study carried out a survey in high-risk zones in Somalia targeting unmarried male and female youth aged 15-24. The survey collected... Read more
The aim of the study was to generate data on HIV and mobility to inform strategic decisions on HIV programming for Female Sex Workers (FSWs). Specific objectives of the study were to: (a) understand characteristics of the FSWs operating along the Tema‐Paga transport corridor; (b) understand mobility characteristics; (c) understand HIV vulnerability similarities and differences between roamers and seaters; and (d) identify HIV vulnerability (risk) factors.
Aden Guliye, Valentia Amados, Abenta Asante, Jean Francois Aguilera
Bangladesh is a major supplier of labour to the world market. Female migrant workers are increasingly important for the Bangladeshi job market, as they contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth. Though the sector has significant potential to grow given the demand, there are challenges that put the rights of female migrant workers at risk.
Bindhya Pradhan Priesner
This report was commissioned by the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and IOM. It provides a concise overview of migration health in Kenya, reinforcing that migration is a social determinant of health. This report analyses specific health concerns in Kenya such as TB and migration, HIV and mobility, and reproductive health and migration. The report was launched at the National Consultation on Migration Health in May 2011 to simulate decisive action from the Government and... Read more
IOM East and Central Africa
Kenya is currently experiencing both a generalized and a concentrated HIV epidemic. It has a national HIV prevalence of 6.3% and 1.3 million people between the ages of 15 to 64 across the country are living with HIV. According to the Kenya National AIDS Control Council (NACC), female sex workers (FSW) and their clients account for 14.1% of new infections. The Kenyan national response has recently started targeting research and programming efforts towards key population groups, and... Read more
IOM South Africa