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.
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Migration Health in the Sustainable Development Goals
The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts people at the center of all actions, particularly the most marginalized and disempowered, for the realization of societies that are more equitable and inclusive. It also acknowledges that migration carries a development potential, owing to migrants’ intellectual, cultural, human and financial capital, and their active participation in society. Being and staying healthy is a fundamental precondition for migrants to work, be productive, and …Read more
Neglect of low-income migrants in COVID-19 response
Author/s: Anuj Kapilashrami, Anns Issac, Jeevan Sharma, Kolitha Wickramage, Ekatha Ann John, Divya Ravindranath, Roomi Aziz, Patrick Duigan
South Asia, home to around a quarter of the world’s population and 40% of the world’s poor, is being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The global response to the pandemic has focused mainly on containment of the contagion and “flattening the curve” through testing and strict social distancing, but these universal approaches fail to take account of resource limitations in countries in South Asia and ignore the realities of vulnerable populations, such as low-income migrants, internally…Read more
Setting the scene In: 2nd Global consultation on migrant health 2017
Author/s: Davide Mosca
An overview of tuberculosis and migration
Author/s: Poonam Dhavan, HM Dias, Jacob Creswell, D Weil
This article is the first in the State-of-the-Art series of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease on TB and migration. It provides an overview of migration trends, migration pathways and social determinants, and impact on TB. This article outlines a framework for the prevention and reduction of the TB burden among migrants, adapted from the World Health Organization's End TB Strategy, and in accordance with the Stop TB Partnership's Global…Read more
MRS No. 52 - Summary Report on the MIPEX Health Strand and Country Reports
Author/s: David Ingleby, IOM MHD RO Brussels
The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) Health strand is a questionnaire designed to supplement the existing seven strands of the MIPEX, which in its latest edition (2015) monitors policies affecting migrant integration in 38 different countries. The questionnaire measures the equitability of policies relating to four issues: (A) migrants’ entitlements to health services; (B) accessibility of health services for migrants; (C) responsiveness to migrants’ needs; and (D…Read more
More partnerships and smarter policies needed to end deaths of migrants: Looking towards zero tuberculosis deaths in Southern Africa, Global Health and Diplomacy, Winter 2014
Author/s: William Lacy Swing
An article featured in the Global Health Diplomacy magazine that discussed challenges on ending tuberculosis deaths in Southern Africa.
International Migration, Health and Human Rights
Author/s: Pia Oberoi, Juana Sotomayor, Paola Pace, Barbara Rijks, Jacqueline Weekers, Yehenew Tsegaye Walilegne
In this publication, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) explore the multifaceted health and human rights challenges that migrants face and report on recent developments in this area. The aim of this publication is to provide all stakeholders with a reference on key health and human rights issues in the context of international migration. It is meant to…Read more
A role for health in the global migration and development debate? Looking ahead at the UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD) and other forums In: Migration Policy Practice (Vol. 3, No. 2)
Author/s: Davide Mosca, Barbara Rijks, Caroline Schultz
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…Read more
IOM-MPI Issue in Brief No. 2 – Asian Labour Migrants and Health: Exploring Policy Routes
Author/s: Jaime Calderon, Barbara Rijks, Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias
Migrant health issues have risen on the agenda of policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years, generating momentum at the very highest levels of government. The challenge now is how to translate this momentum into visible changes on the ground. Despite progress on both policy and programmatic fronts, Asian migrant workers continue to face challenges in accessing health facilities and services at all stages of migration – before departure, while in transit, at…Read more
Bangkok Statement on Migration and Development: Outcome document of the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2010
Author/s: ESCAP Social Development Division (SDD)
The Bangkok Statement on Migration and Development stresses that migrant workers are development actors and contribute by way of remittances, skills, culture and labour to states of origin, transit and destination. It highlights the region’s great diversity in levels of development and sizes of countries, resulting in migration taking many forms, as well as the increased complexity in managing migration in the region-many countries being simultaneously sending, transit and…Read more