Evaluation of the impact of overseas pre-departure treatment for infection with intestinal parasites among Montagnard refugees migrating from Cambodia to North Carolina
Author/s: Shah JJ, Maloney SA, Liu Y, Flagg EW, Johnston SP, Young SA, Weston R, Merritt S, Wilkins PP, Keane V, Calderon J, Sharp DJ, Causer L, Maguire JH, Cetron MS
We evaluated the effectiveness of an overseas pre-departure regimen of five days of albendazole for presumptive treatment of intestinal parasites by examining stool specimens in treated and untreated Montagnard refugees after arrival in the United States. Among 815 refugees evaluated, fully treated refugees had a significantly lower prevalence of helminths (11 [1.4%] of 777), specifically hookworm and Ascaris lumbricoides, than untreated pregnant women (3 [20%] of 15) (P…Read more
Human trafficking in Eastern Africa: Research assessment and baseline information in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Burundi
The purpose of this research project is to confirm reports that human trafficking is occurring in Eastern Africa and to better understand its forms and effects, the people involved, and the way it can be effectively addressed.
- 1.0 INTRODUCTION: 1.1 Background; 1.2 Research objectives
- 2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW: 2.1 Push factors; 2.2 Pull factors; 2.3 Trafficking flows; 2.4 Impact of…
International Migration Law N°12 - Migration and the Right to Health: A Review of European Community Law and Council of Europe Instruments
Author/s: Paola Pace
This study aims at providing a legal perspective on migration health in Europe through a review of European Community Law and Council of Europe instruments. As will be seen, numerous instruments exist at the European level recognizing that the right to health is a fundamental human right for nationals and non-nationals alike: their goal is to ensure protection of health and equitable access to health services of appropriate quality for all. Nevertheless, health…
Author/s: Jennifer Hollings, Árpád Baráth, István Szilárd, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
This document was presented during the Second Conference on Migrant Health in Europe held in Malmö, Sweden on 22 May 2008.
Jennifer Hollings, Migration Health, IOM Brussels
Árpád Baráth, University of Pécs
István Szilárd, University of Pécs
Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Migration Health Department, IOM
Author/s: Catherine Zimmerman, Mazeda Hossain, Katherine Yun, Vasil Gajdadziev, Natalia Guzun, Maria Tchomarova, Rosa Angela Ciarrocchi, Anna Johansson, Anna Kefurtova, Stefania Scodanibbio, Maria Nenette Motus, Brenda Poche, Linda Morison, Charlotte Watts
Thousands of Iraqis displaced by on-going conflict in the country are in need of greater and long-term assistance, according to IOM.
According to the Organization and the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration, there has been a significant rise in population displacement recently with between 30,000 to 36,000 people fleeing their homes in the past few weeks alone. Most of the displacement has occurred in Baghdad, Anbar and…
Recruitment and Placement of Foreign Health Care Professionals to Work in the Public Sector Health Care in South Africa: Assessment
Author/s: IOM RO Southern Africa
This was presented during the 1st Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, breakout session on Migration on 1 March 2008 held in Kampala. The objectives of the study was to assess the feasibility and interest among stakeholders in the Netherlands, UK and US in facilitating recruitment and placement of foreign health care professionals to work in the public sector health care in South Africa.
Author/s: IOM Thailand
This desk review and associated bibliography is a component of the broader initiative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide up-to-date and relevant documentation regarding international migrants, “refugees” and certain mobile populations, and their associated risk and vulnerability to HIV. From August to October 2006, information was gathered from international and national Non-governmental Organization (NGOs), Governmental Organizations (GOs)…Read more
Author/s: David Mwaniki, Charles Dulo
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà
In 2007-2008 IOM, in coordination with UNICEF, a handful of International NGOs, the Jordanian Women Union and the Iraqi Youth League conducted an assessment on the psychosocial needs of Iraqis displaced in Jordan and Lebanon. The assessment included mapping, structured interviews with stakeholders and 200 families, and direct observations through an innovative methodology based on Hertz’s migration paradigms with a non medical focus. The results highlighted the necessity…Read more