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.
Health and Reintegration. Returning to Space but not to Time: A life course approach to migrants’ health, continuity of care and impact on reintegration outcomes
Author/s: Samuel Hall and IOM
This study was the result of a collaboration between the EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub (KMH), with the financial support of the European Union (EU), in collaboration with Samuel Hall and the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
The main aim of this research was to explore the links between health needs, access to care, and sustainable reintegration of returnees. Within this, there were four main objectives that link the…Read more
Air Pollution and Its Health Impacts on Internal Migrants in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - Assessment Report
Air pollution in residential neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, is a public health emergency. Since the early 1990s, many internal migrants from various regions of the country have been moving to Bishkek in search of better living conditions. As living in the city is not affordable for them, many of these internal migrants built their houses on the outskirts, where they are still…Read more
A gender-focused qualitative study on health care-seeking behaviour and access to tuberculosis treatment among mobile populations from the Republic of Moldova
The current study explores the differences between men and women in the knowledge, attitudes, and practices on the diagnosis, surveillance, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis among the mobile population in the Republic of Moldova. The study is based on the analysis of qualitative data from ten focus group discussions (FGDs) out of which seven with TB patients with external migration experience three with medical specialists, two with phthisio-pneumologists and one with family doctors…Read more
Emigration of Health and Information and Communication Technology Professionals from Bosnia and Herzegovina: Challenges and Opportunities
The research aims to analyse the scale, drivers, and impact of emigration on health and ICT professionals from Bosnia and Herzegovina. It consists of the following thematic areas: (a) analysis of emigration trends and demographic data of emigrants; (b) analysis of drivers of emigration; and (c) analysis of the impact of emigration.
The main research questions analysed in the research are as follows:
(a) What is the scale of emigration from the health and ICT sectors (that is…Read more
Challenges of Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Services for Internal Migrants in Central Asian Countries and International Migrants from Central Asian Countries in The Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, and Turkey during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Author/s: United Nations Population Fund, International Organization for Migration, and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
This paper presents and discusses the findings of a desk review on the state of migration and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of the populations in migrant-sending countries, including Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. In addition, it considers the qualitative data on the access of Central Asian internal and external migrants to antenatal and perinatal care, family planning services, and contraception, including condoms, safe abortion (legal in all countries under…Read more
Substance Use Primary Prevention Campaign Effectiveness Measurement Survey Report: Psychoactive Substance Use Primary Prevention Campaign Project
Author/s: Lela Sturua and Darejan (Jana) Javakhishvili
This report presents the results of the survey that assesses the effectiveness of the substance use primary prevention campaign conducted by the International Organization for Migration and relevant stakeholders. It depicts findings related to changes in the awareness of migrant and ethnic minority school children with regard to risks of the use of specific psychoactive substances subsequent to the implementation of the primary prevention campaign in the public school setting.
Regional Migrant Health Survey on Tuberculosis and HIV and Health Service Response for Migrants in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
Author/s: Lisa G. Johnston
This regional survey report presents findings from qualitative and quantitative surveys among migrants in the South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The objective of the qualitative survey was to assess experiences with and access to public health-care services related to HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in migrants’ own countries and abroad. Specific goals were to clarify barriers in availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality (AAAQ) of TB and HIV health services…Read more
Migration and HIV in the Republic of Belarus
Author/s: International Organization for Migration
This publication presents the results of a study conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the Republic of Belarus in 2018 within the project “Study on nexus between migration and HIV in Belarus” with financial support from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
One of the key purposes of the study was to identify the level of awareness of HIV and its routes of transmission among the target groups: 1) international drivers, 2) foreign…Read more
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
Migrants’ Right to health in Central Asia: Challenges and opportunities
Author/s: Antoine Chandonnet, Uran Tursunaliev, Kayratbek Jamangulov, Irina Chernykh, Gulshat Amandurdyyeva
The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health – or simply “the right to health” – is explicitly formulated in an array of international law instruments, of which most Central Asian states are part. These instruments define states’ obligation to provide healthcare services for all, without discrimination based on health status, ethnicity, age, sex, disability, language, religion, national origin, income, social…Read more