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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Global assessments suggest that a substantial proportion of labour migrants ends up in situations of extreme exploitation, some of whom are identified as victims of human trafficking. Because large numbers of migrant workers fall into a “grey area” between trafficking (as defined by international and national law) and exploitative labour situations, there is good reason to explore the differences and similarities between the health needs of those who have been identified as trafficked compared... Read more
Ana Marie Buler, Hanni Stoklosa, Cathy Zimmerman, Vanessa Vaca, Rosilyne Borland, IOM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
This document has been developed within the framework of the EQUI-HEALTH project ("Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups”) EC/DG SANTE co-funded Southern EU Border component (MH SEUB) to present the findings of the IOM desk review and field work held in Sicily - Italy from 4th to 18th September 2013. The Eui-Health desk review and field work assessment aim to address: 1) migrants ' health; 2) occupational health; and 3) public health under the overall... Read more
IOM MHD RO Brussels, Giuliana Urso, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Emanuela Del Zotto
Policy Brief English
International labor migration has become a vital component in not only driving economic development for many Asian countries, but also in transforming traditional roles of parenting and caregiving practices for millions of children of migrant workers. While remittances, consistently sent home by migrant workers, are one of the highest sources of foreign exchange earnings for many countries, labor migration can also at times create a negative influence on health, break down family and social... Read more
Kolitha Wickramage, Chesmal Siriwardhana, Sharika Peiris
This report illustrates IOM’s health activities in 2013. Key achievements in three main programmatic areas are presented: migration health assessments and travel health assistance; health promotion and assistance for migrants; and migration health assistance for crisis-affected populations. The report also highlights an emerging theme in migration and health – the post-2015 global tuberculosis strategy: placing the health of migrants on the agenda. This report aptly illustrates IOM’s growing... Read more
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Migrants around the world significantly contribute to the economies of countries of origin and destination alike. Despite the growing number of migrants in today's globalized world, the conditions in which migrants travel, live and work can carry exceptional risks to their physical and mental well-being. These risks are often linked to restrictive immigration and employment policies, economic and social factors and dominant anti-migrant sentiments in societies, and are often referred to as the... Read more
Kaisa Kontunen, Barbara Rijks, Nenette Motus, Jenna Iodice, Caroline Schultz, Davide Mosca
This report illustrates IOM’s health activities in 2012. Key achievements in three main programmatic areas are presented: Migration Health Assessments and Travel Health Assistance; Health Promotion and Assistance for Migrants; and Migration Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations. The report also highlights two emerging themes in migration and health, namely, mobilizing diaspora health professionals for health systems strengthening; and health of migrants in the post-2015... Read more
Periodicals and Newsletters English
This issue focused on IOMs efforts to support governments in these regions to integrate the health needs of migrants into national and regional plans, policies and strategies, taking into account their human rights, including the right to health.
IOM address the health of migrants in the Southern Africa mining sector
Regional:IOM supports accelerated response to eliminate TB/HIV in Southern Africa
Zambia: Stories of change agents impacting their communities and peers
Kenya:... Read more
IOM South Africa
Policy Brief English
This article examines gaps and good practices in ensuring social protection in health for migrant workers and argues that, as both migration and health are enablers for development, health should be discussed in global migration and development debates. The GFMD and the High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD) are important venues to address the health of migrant workers, and this article provides views on how policies and multisectoral partnerships can promote... Read more
Davide Mosca, Barbara Rijks, Caroline Schultz
This report analyzes migration issues taking into account socio-economic complexities. Analysis is provided in both the country and thematic chapters. The country chapters present an overview of migration dynamics in 10 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey while the thematic chapters contain an analysis of regional migration trends and issues from eight standpoints, namely environment and climate change... Read more
Asia-Pacific RCM Thematic Working Group on International Migration including Human Trafficking
Dynamic health-related demographic and migratory trends are creating new challenges for health systems across Europe–nationally and regionally. The increasing out-migration of health professionals from low-and middle-income countries towards high-income countries of the European Union (EU) is becoming a crucial problem facing the health systems of the sending countries. The Council of the European Union recognizes that the ageing of the population and the health workforce, coupled with the... Read more
J Kundacina, M Samuilova, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict