This publications portal is a repository of all IOM migration 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 MIPEX Health strand: a longitudinal, mixedmethods survey of policies on migrant health in 38 countries
Author/s: David Ingleby, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Thomas Huddleston, Elena Sanchez
Background Within health systems, equity between migrants and native-born citizens is still a long way from being achieved. Benchmarking the equitability of policies on migrant health is essential for monitoring progress and identifying positive and negative aspects of national policies. For this purpose, the 2015 round of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) was expanded to include a strand on health, in a collaborative project carried out…
Equi-Health Final Report
Author/s: IOM MHD RO Brussels
The Equi-Health project was designed and managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office Brussels, Migration Health Division (MHD) and co-financed under the 2012 Work Plan, within the Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health (2008–2013), by a direct grant awarded to IOM by the European Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for Health and Consumers (DG SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA…Read more
MIPEX Health Strand Country Report: Portugal
Author/s: IOM MHD RO Brussels (ed)
This report was produced within the framework of the IOM’s EQUI-HEALTH project, in collaboration with Cost Action IS1103 ADAPT and the Migrant Policy Group (MPG), with the financial contribution of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health, Food Safety (SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, Agriculture, and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) and IOM.
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MRS No. 52 - Summary Report on the MIPEX Health Strand and Country Reports
Author/s: David Ingleby, IOM MHD RO Brussels
The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) Health strand is a questionnaire designed to supplement the existing seven strands of the MIPEX, which in its latest edition (2015) monitors policies affecting migrant integration in 38 different countries. The questionnaire measures the equitability of policies relating to four issues: (A) migrants’ entitlements to health services; (B) accessibility of health services for migrants; (C) responsiveness to migrants’ needs; and (D…Read more
Recommendations on access to health services for migrants in an irregular situation: an expert consensus
Author/s: David Ingleby, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
This document has been produced within the framework of the IOM’s EQUI-HEALTH project (Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups), in collaboration with COST Action IS1103 ADAPT (Adapting European health systems to diversity). The recommendations reflect a consensus that was developed in the course of a series of joint international meetings in 2012-2016 attended by experts on migration, health policy,…Read more
Thematic Study: Cost analysis of health care provision for irregular migrants and EU citizens without insurance
Author/s: Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula, Anna-Theresa Renner, Ina Wilczewska
The thematic study developed and implemented by the Center for Health and Migration Vienna (C-HM) under the overall guidance of IOM Migration Health Division Regional Office in Brussels within the framework of IOM/EC EQUI-HEALTH project “Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups”, analysed economic costs related to the exclusion of irregular migrants from access to the mainstream health care system.
Infographic on costs of exclusion from healthcare
Author/s: Center for Health and Migration, IOM MHD RO Brussels
The poster illustrates the additional costs to the health system that can be incurred when entitlement is limited to emergency care. Such restrictions place people beyond the reach of prevention programmes and obstruct their access to care in the early stages of illness, when treatment tends to be cheaper and more effective. The main argument for improving access to health care for marginalised groups has always been based on human rights and principles of equity. However…Read more
Personal Health Record
Author/s: IOM MHD RO Brussels
The ‘Personal Health Record’ was developed by the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration with the support from the European Commission and the contribution from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. This is a personal document. It includes in one single document the health data and information that will help the health professionals get a comprehensive view of your health status and needs. You will keep this document…Read more
Fostering Health Provision for Migrants, the Roma, and Other Vulnerable Groups
Author/s: IOM MHD RO Brussels, Center for Health and Migration
Presented during the meeting of the expert group on social determinants and health inequalities on 17-18 November 2015. The EQUI HEALTH project is co-financed under the 2012 work plan, within the second program of Community action in the field of health (2008 – 2013), by direct grant awarded to IOM from the European Commission’s DG for Health and Consumers (SANTE), through the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA).
Handbook for Health Professionals in the EU/EEA: Health assessment of refugees and migrants in the EU/EEA
Author/s: IOM MHD RO Brussels
This handbook provides a framework for the provision of initial HA services to refugee and migrant beneficiaries. The HAs in the current EU/EEA migration scenario aims at the identification of immediate health and follow‑up needs — which are separate from any legal or administrative considerations around migration.
The Handbook for Health Professionals is available in 9 European languages - …Read more