Author/s: Kristine Husøy Onarheim, Kolitha Wickramage, David Ingleby, Supriya Subramani, Ingrid Miljeteig
Migration health is affected by decision-making at levels ranging from global to local, both within and beyond the health sector. These decisions impact seeking, entitlements, service delivery, policy-making, and knowledge production on migration health. It is key that ethical challenges faced by decision-makers are recognized and addressed in research and data, clinical practice, and policy making on migration health. An ethical approach can provide methods to…
This issue of the Bulletin features peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, reports, and commentaries focusing on some of IOM’s migration health programmes such as mental health and psychosocial support, vaccination, tuberculosis screening, and public health emergency management.
Two interviews are included in the current episode of the audio podcast: one on the vaccination programme for US-bound refugees globally and the other on migration health governance in Africa.
Author/s: IOM’s Migration Health Division
This overview showcases only some of the key activities implemented in 2019 across the world, in lower-income settings and in complex emergencies, along the world’s most perilous migration routes, in the aftermath of natural disasters, or in response to disease outbreaks.
Migration and health. In: Adepoju A., Fumagalli C., Nyabola N. (eds) Africa Migration Report: Challenging the narrative
Author/s: Sunday Smith, Benjamin Djoudalbaye, Adam Ahmat | contribution from Jaqueline Weekers, Kolitha Wickramage
The relationship between migration and health is explored, including resilience, vulnerability, and social determinants of health throughout the migration cycle. The chapter maintains that migration health governance should include the control of communicable diseases, health security, universal health coverage (UHC), and migration-responsive systems, which are all critical to health security, public health, and development. Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), African Union’s…Read more
Migration health research and policy in south and south-east Asia: mapping the gaps and advancing a collaborative agenda
Author/s: Anuj Kapilashrami, Kolitha Wickramage, Nima Asgari-Jirhandeh, Anns Issac, Anjali Borharde, Ganesh Gurung, Jeevan R Sharma
Migrant health has been the subject of various international agreements in recent years. In parallel, there has been a growth in academic research in this area. However, this increase in focus at the international level has not necessarily strengthened the capacity to drive evidence-informed national policy and action in many low- and middle-income countries. The Migration Health South Asia (MiHSA) network aims to challenge some of the barriers to progress in the region. Examples include the…Read more
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: adoption and implementation (in Health Diplomacy: Spotlight on refugees and migrants)
Author/s: Dominik Zenner, Poonam Dhavan, Kolitha Wickramage, Eliana Barragan, Jacqueline Weekers
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) has been adopted by the majority of UN Member States in 2018. This book chapter outlines the elements that were proposed by IOM, WHO, other UN agencies, and Member States for inclusion in the GCM to ensure that migration health is addressed. The inclusion of these commitments is a significant step forward to promote migrant health, with health-related commitments and actions featured throughout the GCM.
Author/s: Jo Vearey, Miriam Orcutt, Larry Gostin, Christy Adeola Braham, Patrick Duigan
- Universal health coverage will not be attained if migration is not integrated into existing health responses and if health is not integrated into existing migration responses
- The governance of migration and health is an issue of state sovereignty that questions the role of global migration and health governance initiatives
- Building alliances across sectors can support effective migration aware governance responses to migration and health
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage, Giuseppe Annunziata
Global compact for safe, orderly regular migration (GCM): From process to substance In: 2nd Global Consultation Colombo, Sri Lanka, 21-23 February 2017
Author/s: Gervais Appave
Presented during the 2nd Global Consultation Colombo held in Sri Lanka on 21-23 February 2017. Discussed the definition of global compact, modelaities/timelines, and how it relate to migrants' health.
Despite the growing recognition of the importance that migration health plays in advancing global health and sustainable development goals, there is a paucity of technical guidance and “lessons learned” documents to guide Member States, international organizations, academia, civil society and other stakeholders seeking to develop effective migration health policies and interventions using evidence-based approaches. Governments today are faced with the challenge of…Read more