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 IOM Health Strategy for Kenya 2011-2015 falls within the bi-regional IOM Health Strategy for East and Southern Africa (IOM, 2011). Through its health programme, IOM promotes a comprehensive approach which is multisectoral in nature, adds value to national partnerships, and addresses social determinants of health at the individual, community / environmental, and policy / systemic level. IOM practices a human rights-based, public health, and participatory approach to facilitate access to... Read more
IOM Regional Mission East and Central Africa
Background: This study sought to assess the impact of an avian influenza alert or outbreak on livelihood and food security among poultry and poultry products’ transporters, traders and handlers in Kenya. This was done through mapping out migrant populations involved in poultry, identifying the knowledge, practices and existing gaps, and assessing business income from poultry. The study also addressed alternative income-generating activities and coping mechanisms available to the study... Read more
Muthoni Mwangi, Stephen Gikonyo, Rosemary Chacha
News/ Article feature English
IOM and Kenya's National AIDS Control Council are today opening a free health care clinic to assist vulnerable and often hard-to-reach mobile populations on the busy Kenyan-Ugandan border.
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Abstract: During May 4, 2007–February 29, 2008, the United States resettled 6,159 refugees from Tanzania. Refugees received pre-departure antimalarial treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), partially supervised (three/six doses) artemether-lumefantrine (AL), or fully supervised AL. Thirty-nine malaria cases were detected. Disease incidence was 15.5/1,000 in the SP group and 3.2/1,000 in the partially supervised AL group (relative change = –79%, 95% confidence interval = –56% to –90%).... Read more
Christina Phares, Bryan Kapella, Annelise Doney, Paul Arguin, Michael Green, Leul Mekonnen, Aleksander Galev, Michelle Weinberg, William Stauffer
The international community has identified migrant health as a priority area. There is increasing evidence that migrant communities access and use health care services differently than do host populations and that migration status is associated with compromised access to healthcare. The health of urban migrants in Nairobi is a particularly important issue, as it is estimated that 500 new migrants arrive in the Eastleigh area of Nairobi each week. The Migration... Read more
Shannon Carter, WIlbert Shihaji
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
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
“WE ARE SUPPORTING THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT IN SCALING UP COMBINATION HIV PREVENTION ALONG TRANSPORT CORRIDORS”
Nearly 30 years ago, the HIV epidemic was first identified as a major problem along East Africa’s road axes. While transport corridors are no longer the primary source of new infections in Kenya, they remain a significant driver of the epidemic. The Government of Kenya has therefore prioritized populations along transport corridors as among “the most important most-at-risk populations... Read more
Periodicals and Newsletters English
A bulletin of news, information and analysis of migration and health in East and Southern Africa.
Inside this Issue:
New clinic offers roadside health care for mobile population in Kenya
Providing medical escort services to medically unfit Zimbabwean migrants
Southern Africa ports as spaces of HIV vulnerability
HIV Vulnerabiity among Mobile POpulations in the Ports of Mozambique
IOM RO Southern Africa
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
“OUR AIM IS TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE TB, HIV, REPRODUCTIVE CHILD HEALTH, AND PRIMARY CARE TO URBAN MIGRANTS AND THEIR HOST COMMUNITIES”
In partnership with the Government of Kenya, and at both national and local levels, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) offers health care services for urban migrants directly through IOM’s health assessment programme, which fulfills the health requirements of countries receiving migrants.
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