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.
Diaspora Engagement in Health in The Eastern Mediterranean Region: A desk review of experiences
This desk review of the medical (or health) diaspora originating from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region was conducted jointly by the Department of Health Systems Development at the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO EMRO) and the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) MENA Regional Office, both in Cairo.
The review starts with a brief overview of the (out)migration of health professionals from…Read more
Tajik healthcare workers on the move: causes, consequences and responses
Author/s: I. Bandaev, R. Kurbonova, M. Samuilova
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…
Migration of Health Workers
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.
Promoting better management of migration in Nigeria: Mapping of Nigerian health and education professionals in the United Kingdom
Author/s: Maxine James, Ade SAwyerr, Rosemary Emodi
MRS N°48 - Mobility of Health Professionals to, from and within the European Union
Author/s: Caroline Schultz, Barbara Rijks
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…Read more
MIDA Ghana Health Project
Author/s: IOM Netherlands
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,…Read more
Situation Report on International Migration in South and South-West Asia
Author/s: Asia-Pacific RCM Thematic Working Group on International Migration including Human Trafficking
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…Read more
Health Workforce Mobility in the South-East European Health Network Region (SEEHN)
Author/s: J Kundacina, M Samuilova, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
National profile of migration of health professionals - Sweden
Author/s: Desirée Kaplan, Marie Rosberg Gustafsson, Per-Gunnar Svensson
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…Read more
National Profile of Migration of Health Professionals – Kenya
Author/s: IOM MHD RO Brussels, Brenda Ogembo, Anna Moellering, Mariya Samuilova
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. This study in Kenya is charged with understanding the context of the migration of health professionals from Kenya. This has been undertaken through two phases of research; a macro phase involving a…Read more