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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In order to provide an evidence-base and guidance for malaria programme managers at national level, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and key stakeholders in the 5 countries, collaborated on this document to provide recommendations on the technical implementation and policy implications of addressing malaria for MMPs. A key part of this collaboration is the documentation and analysis of migration and health related laws, policies and legal... Read more
Estefanía Vicario, Mariette Sabatier, Montira Inkochasan, Deyer Gopinath, Jaime Calderon, Nenette Motus, Andrea Riano Puentes
Trafficking in human beings is a gross violation of human rights that often involves extreme exploitation and abuse. To date, there has been very limited robust research on the health consequences of human trafficking, particularly for various forms of labour in the Greater Mekong Subregion. This study aims to fill critical gaps in the body of knowledge on the health risks and consequences of human trafficking in order to improve protections and care services. The groundbreaking report provides... Read more
Cathy Zimmerman, Ligia Kiss, Nicola Pocock, Varaporn Naisanguansri, Sous Soksreymom, Nisakorn Pongrungsee, Kittiphan Sirisup, Jobst Koehler, Doan Thuy Dung, Van Anh Nguyen, Brett Dickson, Poonam Dhavan, Sujit Rathod, Rosilyne Borland
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
Launched at the turn of the millennium, Thailand’s Universal Health Coverage Scheme has also been applied for labour migrants from neighboring countries. However, the scheme only addresses the health needs of registered migrants, leaving out more than three quarters of the total migrant population who are unregistered migrants and dependents from the system. This study investigates the current healthcare financing schemes for registered and unregistered migrants, the administration and cost... Read more
Samrit Srithamrongsawat, Ratanaporn Wisessang, Sarithorn Ratjaroenkhajorn
Prepared by IOM in collaboration with the Thai Ministry of Public Health, this report summarizes the structure and management modality of the five-year pilot programme on migrant health in five priority provinces in Thailand. Also included in the report are good practices for different migrant community settings, as well as the achievements and lessons learned during the programme. The Thai Ministry of Public Health suggests the adoption of this programme model and the relevant recommendations... Read more
This desk review and associated bibliography is a component of the broader initiative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide up-to-date and relevant documentation regarding international migrants, “refugees” and certain mobile populations, and their associated risk and vulnerability to HIV. From August to October 2006, information was gathered from international and national Non-governmental Organization (NGOs), Governmental Organizations (GOs) and academic... Read more
It is important to note that this is a draft plan which will require ongoing revision to ensure it is a current and effective tool to apply in the course of a pandemic. However, we also hope that the drafted avian and human influenza pandemic preparedness plan will be useful for several relevant agencies in Chiang Rai and other provinces who may wish to use it as an example and/or to modify it to suit their organizational needs.
The Situation Report on International Migration in East and South-East Asia covers migration dynamics in 16 countries within the region and is a collaborative effort by all the organizations that participate in the Regional Thematic Working Group on International Migration including Human Trafficking, which is co-chaired by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and IOM. The aim of the report is to explore complex inter-linkages between international migration and... Read more
Regional Thematic Working Group on International Migration including Human Trafficking
This assessment involved a survey of 819 migrant workers in 12 factories through a questionnaire, ten focus group discussions with male and female migrant factory workers, and six focus group discussions with migrant female sex workers in 2006. The study focused onboth migration patterns and related issues, as well as the respondents’ HIV risks and vulnerabilities.
Funded by the UNAIDS Thailand Country Office’s Programme Acceleration Funds (PAF), developed jointly with the World Health... Read more
Jason Theede, Pimonpan Isarabhakdi
This documents describes IOMs approach in addressing HIV/AIDS and it disuccses examples of IOM projects.