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.
To browse or search: simply use the filter options on the left-hand side. Alternatively, you can enter keyword/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.
Migration Health Research Bulletin, Issue No. 26
The issue of the Bulletin features articles, reports, and technical briefs focusing on migrants’ access to healthcare information and services, health impacts of air pollution, as well as syndromic screening, and disease surveillance.
The audio podcast episode outlines the findings of a desk review to determine the rights of migrants to access healthcare services in the 16 Southern African Development Community Member States as well as an overview of the health challenges faced by…Read more
Report on refugee health: assessment of the Bulgarian health system’s needs within the context of the crisis in Ukraine
Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis on 24 February 2022, WHO has supported Government-led efforts and initiatives alongside key partners on the ground. Building on efforts to date, and working alongside Bulgaria’s health authorities to bring added value to existing mechanisms, the WHO Country Office Bulgaria, the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the WHO Health and Migration Programme, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Bulgaria and key partners, undertook a joint…Read more
Pre-Migration Health Activities and First Line of Defence: 2021 Overview of Activities
The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Migration Health Assessment Programme (HAP), as part of the Migration Health Division, delivers pre-migration health activities as one of the most well-established and longest-standing services provided by the Organization. These activities are undertaken in the context of regular international migration at the request of receiving country governments and vary in scope according to the receiving country’s protocols and the epidemiological…Read more
Promoting the health of refugees and migrants: experiences from around the world
This publication is a compendium of 49 country examples highlighting efforts in improving refugees’ and migrants’ health following the adoption of the WHO Global Action Plan on Promoting the health of refugees and migrants at the seventy-second World Health Assembly, in May 2019.
Produced by the WHO Health and Migration Programme based on voluntary submissions from Member States and partners, the report showcases how different countries – with varying health systems and different…Read more
Early warning alert and response (EWAR) in emergencies: an operational guide
Populations affected by emergencies are continually at risk of outbreaks of epidemic-prone diseases and other public health hazards. This operational guidance aims to guide decision-making on when and how to implement and strengthen Early Warning Alert and Response (EWAR) in preparation for and response to emergencies. Each module aims to provide updated operational guidance for EWAR practices, which may be more easily understood and applied during emergencies. Through its application, this…Read more
Universal Health Coverage - Leave No Migrant Behind
The realization of universal health coverage (UHC), one that leaves no migrant behind, requires innovative, evidence-based policies and sustainable financial mechanisms that emphasize whole-of society and whole-of-government actions, and involve migrants, including health workers, as co-developers of health services. Being and staying healthy is a fundamental precondition for migrants to be productive and contribute to the social and economic development of communities of origin and…Read more
Syndromic screening for COVID-19 of travellers crossing land borders: scientific brief, 21 December 2022
Author/s: World Health Organization (WHO)
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, some countries have been performing syndromic screening of travellers who cross land borders. Methods include screening for fever and respiratory or other symptoms, observation and completion of health declaration forms. Communities neighbouring land borders are often very closely connected by economic and social activities and family ties and many travellers cross land borders daily or more. The issue of informal ground crossings and porous borders…Read more
Manual on Community-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies and Displacement - Second Edition
The Manual aims to facilitate mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) experts and managers in designing, implementing, and evaluating community-based MHPSS (CB MHPSS) programmes, projects, and activities for emergency-affected and displaced populations in humanitarian settings.
Promoting health and wellbeing among the migrant workforce: A global call to action
Author/s: Mohamed-Ali Vidya, Trummer Ursula, Thompson Didi, Babar Zahra, Martini Michela, Ali Al-Marri Saleh, Al-Ansari Abdulla, Al-Maadheed Mohammed
Over the last two decades, there have been increasing calls to improve the health and welfare of low-wage migrant laborers, particularly in areas with large numbers of these workers, such as the Middle East. High-profile events accompanied by large infrastructure projects, such as the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ (FWC22), have attracted international media scrutiny over employment practices in the region, but also provided a catalyst for introducing important improvements in workers’ rights,…Read more
Global mapping of actors, agencies, and networks engaged in training and/or capacity building programmes on migration and health
Author/s: Dr Rebecca Walker, Prof Jo Vearey, and Tinyiko Sithole
This study sought to develop a baseline understanding of training being carried out across the globe drawn from a global mapping of actors, agencies, and networks engaged in delivering training and capacity-building programmes and/or developing programmes in the field of migration and health. This was conducted primarily between March 2020 and May 2021.
It is intended as an open, ‘living’ document whereby findings and information can accumulate over time. The study is part of the…Read more