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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HIV prevalence in Hargeisa, Somaliland is approximately 1 per cent according to recent antenatal care surveillance published by the World Health Organization. However, data among key populations at higher risk of HIV is minimal, with only one serosurvey ever undertaken in Hargeisa, with vulnerable women in 2008. In collaboration with the Somaliland National AIDS Commission and the Join UN Team on AIDS, the International Organization for Migration undertook an integrated biological and... Read more
IOM, Somaliland National AIDS Commission (SOLNAC)
A handful or studies in Somaliland have examined the prevalence and incidence of HIV among vulnerable women and their clients in Somaliland; however, the lack of clear population size estimates impedes the ability of stakeholders to undertake evidence-based planning. To ensure evidence-based policies, interventions and appropriate allocation of resources, an HIV mapping and size estimation of key populations at higher risk of HIV was conducted in Somaliland. This study aimed to establish... Read more
Poster presentation English
A poster abstract prepared by IOM South Sudan for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, 23-27 July 2018.
Beldina Gikundi, Marian Solangon, Kelsi Kriitmaa, Phineas Jasi, Forward Makonese, Saul Akandwanaho, Benson Otieno, and Salma Taher
Poster presentation English
A poster abstract prepared by IOM Somaliland for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, 23 to 27 July 2018.
Abdikadir Omar Ismali
Background and rationale: A few studies have examined the prevalence and incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among female sex workers (FSWs) and their clients in Somalia. Studies among FSWs in Hargeisa found an HIV prevalence of 5.2 per cent in 2008 and 4.8 per cent in 2014. The lack of clear size estimates of population groups that are of high risk to HIV infection implies that national HIV prevention plans are not driven by evidence and may result in a mismatch between populations... Read more
Following two successful rounds of integrated biological and behavioural surveillance (IBBS) surveys in 2008 and 2014, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) undertook a third IBBS survey in 2017. In collaboration with the Somaliland National AIDS Commission, Ministry of Health and UNICEF, IOM undertook the survey with vulnerable women and clients, including uniformed personnel and truckers. This study provides trend data for vulnerable women in Hargeisa, by establishing a third... Read more
Following two successful rounds of integrated biological and behavioural surveillance (IBBS) surveys in 2008 and 2014 in Somaliland, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) undertook a third survey in 2017. In collaboration with the AIDS Commission, Ministries of Health and UNICEF, IOM undertook the survey with sex workers and clients, including uniformed personnel, port workers and truckers across three cities in Somalia – Hargeisa, Bossaso and Mogadishu.
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This SADC- funded project was a regional project involving primary research conducted at the ports of Beira, Dar es Salaam, Durban and Walvis Bay. This report is a synthesis of the findings of the research from the studies conducted at each port. Those findings are based on research conducted by four teams of researchers. Each team was selected in the country where they were to conduct the research. Their respective research was presented in four different reports. A workshop involving all the... 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
Research brief English
Somalia lacks strategic information for an effective and evidence-based response to the HIV epidemic. Since no epidemiological study has been conducted in Somalia on HIV risk behaviours and populations at risk, little is known about the dynamics of transactional sex, and its implications on HIV vulnerability and infection status of populations at increased risk. This hot-spot mapping is the first study targeting at-risk populations across Somalia, and was conducted from 2007-2008 in partnership... Read more