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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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 under... Read more
Moçambique é frequentemente palco de emergências humanitárias que incluem secas, cheias, ciclones, conflito e doenças epidémicas, entre outros. Este estudo exploratório foi realizado em 2017 no âmbito da “Resposta Nacional ao HIV em Situações de Emergência em Moçambique”. O estudo concluiu que existe uma carência de preparação e coordenação nos departamentos do Governo e outras entidades, e no sistema de acção humanitária da ONU que impossibilita estas agências de responder adequadamente às... Read more
Laura Nicole Tomm-Bonde
The 2014/2015 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which also affected neighbouring countries, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali, has been unprecedented in its scale and impact, in terms of human loss, economic drain, and delayed development for countries within the region. The EVD outbreak of 2014/2015 in West Africa was declared a Global Health Emergency on 8 August 2014 and was in fact two crises in one: 1) A crisis of a virulent, epidemic disease with more than... Read more
Malaria is still one of the major public health concerns in Myanmar as some 1.5 million cases and over 3,200 malaria deaths were estimated in the past two years. Several factors contribute to the spread of malaria and apart from forest/forest-fringe dwellers, mobile and migrant populations (MMP) are considered the major risk group for malaria transmission. Accordingly, the 2011-2015 Strategic Framework for Artemisinin Resistance Containment (MARC) in Myanmar calls for mapping of population... Read more
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.
Cashew processing in Mozambique
Survey site description and methodology
Discussion and conclusions
IOMS... Read more
Tatiana Martins, Brad Paul, George Sirignano, Stuart Simpson
The study findings corroborate available evidence that port areas are “hot spots” for HIV transmission. The study also identifies significant structural and workplace issues of concern that further exacerbate the vulnerability of port-users to HIV. It is comforti ng to verify that the study does not show great differences in results between migrant and non-migrant workers, which points to port-users having equal access to informati on and services related to HIV and AIDS.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY... Read more
Andrew Lind, Brad Paul, Tomasse Temoteo Cumbuian, Stuart Simpson
This review presents a synthesis of published literature relating to migration and health in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). To support this review, a set of key informant interviews with representatives of academic institutions and international organizations working on migration and health in SADC have been undertaken to supplement the findings from the literature.
Migration and health in SADC: A review of the literature | Request PDF. Available from: https://www.... Read more
Joanna Veary, Brittany Wheeler, Stephanie Jurgens-Bleeker
With the growing economy and relatively stable society, Thailand has long been a hub for migration in Greater Mekong Sub-region, particularly for labour migrants from the three neibouring countries namely Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR. It is estimated that over two million migrants are living and working in Thailand, in addition to some 150,000 displaced persons and asylum seekers who seek refuge in nine temporary shelters along the border. Recognizing the potential impact of migration on the... Read more
Nigoon Jitthai, Siriporn Yongpanichkul, Mandhana Bijaisoradat
This document is based on the Situation Analysis Report (SAR) undertaken within the framework of the project “Increasing Public Health Safety alongside the New Eastern European Border Line” (PHBLM) and co-authored by Mariya Samuilova, Jennifer Hollings and Roumyana Petrova-Benedict from the Migration Health Unit, IOM Brussels. The present summary report was authored by Mariya Samuilova.The SAR itself was the culmination of the Project’s situation analysis phase drafted with the primary goal of... Read more
Mariya Samuilova, Jennifer Hollings, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
A report of findings from an eight-country assessment of the HIV prevention needs of migrants and mobile populations in the SADC region. The assessment focused primarily on labour migrants employed in the agriculture, mining, transport, construction, informal cross border trade, as well as irregular migrants at a secondary level.
Background, objective and methodology assessment
Migration and mobility trends in Southern Africa
Health vulnerabilities,... Read more
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