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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Migration and mobility are central features of the Pacific Islands landscape. The diverse island States dispersed throughout the world’s largest ocean are connected by thousands of years of migration, history, and culture. Mobility continues to remain a cornerstone of contemporary Pacific Islander identity and is central to many facets of Pacific Islands life. Both push and pull factors – such as marriage and maintenance of kin relations, trade and exchange, livelihood and economic... Read more
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Background: Female genital mutilation or cutting comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the female external genitalia and or injury to the female genital organs. The practice is most common in 30 countries in the Western, Eastern, and North-eastern regions of Africa, and in selected countries the Middle East and Asia. With increased migration from such countries, health professionals in destination countries. are confronted with the challenge of caring for women and... Read more
Kolitha Wickramage, L. Senanayake, N. Mapitigama, J. Karunasinghe, E. Teagal
This study among Nepalese migrants is under the IOM project “Strengthening Government’s Capacity of Selected South Asian Countries to Address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sectoral Approach”. It is implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. The three objectives of the project were to: (1.) Conduct an in-depth assessment among the three South Asian countries to assess health vulnerabilities of migrants, including their access to health and other social services, a mapping of... Read more
Asm Amanullah, Sushil Baral, Rekha Khatri, Sudeep Uprey, Bishnu Dulal
This study provides an assessment of HIV vulnerabilities and access to HIV healthcare services among key affected populations that live or work along the economic corridor between Myawaddy and Kawkareik. The research targets migrants, female sex workers, men who have sex with men and people who use drugs. The assessment applied a mixed methods approach, acquiring, mapping quantitative data and qualitative data.
Background: overview; HIV in Myanmar; mobility, migration, and... Read more
Montira Inkochasan, Kyaw Myint Tun, Patrick Duigan, Paula Bianca Blomquist, Jaime Calderon, Min Yun Aung
This study among Pakistani migrants is part of the IOM project “Strengthening Government’s Capacity of Selected South Asian Countries to Address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sector Approach”. It is implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. The three objectives of the project were: 1. To conduct an in-depth assessment among the three South Asian countries to assess health vulnerabilities of migrants, including their access to health and other social services, a mapping of... Read more
Asm Amanullah, Asif Noman
Bangladesh is a major supplier of labour to the world market. Female migrant workers are increasingly important for the Bangladeshi job market, as they contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth. Though the sector has significant potential to grow given the demand, there are challenges that put the rights of female migrant workers at risk.
Bindhya Pradhan Priesner
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
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
Manual/ Training Guide English
New transportation infrastructure and the emergence of transport and economic corridors in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have led to better connectivity and regional economic integration, the creation of new jobs, and new and complex patterns of internal and cross-border migration. These developments, however, can also have negative out-comes. One is increased vulnerability to HIV infection, particularly along transport corridors and cross-border areas. Migrants and other local populations... Read more
Manual/ Training Guide Thai
This activity manual was developed through a series of consultative meetings and a pre-test with immigration police, immigration doctors, public health officers, and representatives of migrant populations in Thailand. Although the manual is intended to enhance the knowledge, understanding, and attitudes of immigration and public health officers on migrant health care in closed-settings, it can be adapted to other target audiences at both central and community levels. In addition to enhancing... Read more