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.
Scientific reports (Journal) English
In 2012-2013, with the support of IOM Development Fund and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan, IOM conducted a study on the causes, consequences, and responses to the migration of Tajik health workers. Until this study, the topic of the mobility of Tajik health professionals abroad has received limited attention in labor migration research in Tajikistan. The research findings presented here address this gap by focusing on... Read more
I. Bandaev, R. Kurbonova, M. Samuilova
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
IOM works in collaboration with national governments and other stakeholders on programs that promote effective management of health worker migration, health systems capacity building in source countries and skill/knowledge transfer from the diaspora. Here are four examples of such projects that IOM has led and/ or contributed to, with the overarching objective of contributing to strengthen health systems around the world.
MIDA FINNSOM HEALTH AND EDUCATION, SOUTH CENTRAL SOMALIA - HEALTH AND... Read more
As a country of origin, transit and destination, migration dynamics in Namibia are complex, and the country is in need of a comprehensive national migration policy to be developed by the government. However, due to lack of relevant data across ministries and agencies, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has aimed to support the development of a national migration profile in order to collect, analyse and report on migration-related data, which is to be collected across... Read more
This publication is a shortened version of the summary report “Mobility of Health Professionals: Health systems, work conditions, patterns of health workers’ mobility and implication for policy makers”, which was published in March 2012, in Bonn, Germany, by a consortium led by Dr. Caren Weilandt at the Wissenschaftliches Institut der Ärzte Deutschlands (WIAD, Scientific Institute of the Medical Association of German Doctors). The summary report was written by Frits Tjadens from Health and... Read more
Caroline Schultz, Barbara Rijks
Nigerian diaspora members currently living in the United Kingdom are highly skilled and knowledgeable, and thus can contribute to national development. They can make contributions in the form of investment, skills transfer, mentoring and consulting. This mapping exercise was conducted to provide information on the Nigerian diaspora working in the health and education sectors in the United Kingdom as well as to identify those who are willing to invest or contribute their skills towards the... Read more
Maxine James, Ade SAwyerr, Rosemary Emodi
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
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
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
The Migration for development in Africa (MIDA) initiative links the skills and expertise in the diaspora to the development of home countries. The MIDA Ghana Health project aims to build a bridge between available resources of the Ghanaian diaspora and needs, opportunities and policies in the health sector in Ghana. The main purpose of the project is to facilitate the temporary return to Ghana of Ghanaian health professionals from the diaspora residing in the Netherlands, United Kingdom,... Read more
Worldwide mobility of health professionals (MoHProf) is a growing phenomenon, impacting the health systems of receiving, transit, and sending countries. EU Member States are increasingly affected by these developments - which might occur simultaneously within the same country. Therefore, the need to develop European policies to adequately address these issues is urgent. At the same time, reliable and differentiated knowledge and findings as a basis for such policy are lacking. MoHProf will... Read more
IOM MHD RO Brussels, Jelena Kundacina, Mariya Samuilova
orldwide mobility of health professionals (MoHProf) is a growing phenomenon, impacting the health systems of receiving, transit, and sending countries. EU Member States are increasingly affected by these developments - which might occur simultaneously within the same country. Therefore, the need to develop European policies to adequately address these issues is urgent. At the same time, reliable and differentiated knowledge and findings as a basis for such policy are lacking. MoHProf will... Read more