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.
Health and Reintegration. Returning to Space but not to Time: A life course approach to migrants’ health, continuity of care and impact on reintegration outcomes
Author/s: Samuel Hall and IOM
This study was the result of a collaboration between the EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub (KMH), with the financial support of the European Union (EU), in collaboration with Samuel Hall and the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
The main aim of this research was to explore the links between health needs, access to care, and sustainable reintegration of returnees. Within this, there were four main objectives that link the…Read more
Promoting health and wellbeing among the migrant workforce: A global call to action
Author/s: Mohamed-Ali Vidya, Trummer Ursula, Thompson Didi, Babar Zahra, Martini Michela, Ali Al-Marri Saleh, Al-Ansari Abdulla, Al-Maadheed Mohammed
Over the last two decades, there have been increasing calls to improve the health and welfare of low-wage migrant laborers, particularly in areas with large numbers of these workers, such as the Middle East. High-profile events accompanied by large infrastructure projects, such as the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ (FWC22), have attracted international media scrutiny over employment practices in the region, but also provided a catalyst for introducing important improvements in workers’ rights,…Read more
Global mapping of actors, agencies, and networks engaged in training and/or capacity building programmes on migration and health
Author/s: Dr Rebecca Walker, Prof Jo Vearey, and Tinyiko Sithole
This study sought to develop a baseline understanding of training being carried out across the globe drawn from a global mapping of actors, agencies, and networks engaged in delivering training and capacity-building programmes and/or developing programmes in the field of migration and health. This was conducted primarily between March 2020 and May 2021.
It is intended as an open, ‘living’ document whereby findings and information can accumulate over time. The study is part of the…Read more
Access to Information and Health care Services for Vietnamese Migrant Workers Overseas During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a global mobility deadlock with nearly all international borders closed for non-essential travel, left migrants in countries of destination acutely vulnerable with risks to health, as well as socioeconomic and social security status, compounded by diverging measures and impacts on mobility.…Read more
Air Pollution and Its Health Impacts on Internal Migrants in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - Assessment Report
Air pollution in residential neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, is a public health emergency. Since the early 1990s, many internal migrants from various regions of the country have been moving to Bishkek in search of better living conditions. As living in the city is not affordable for them, many of these internal migrants built their houses on the outskirts, where they are still…Read more
Migrants' Rights to Health: A legislative and policy review for Southern Africa, August 2022
Author/s: IOM Regional Office for Southern Africa
This report presents the findings of a desk review undertaken in August 2022 to determine the rights of migrants to access healthcare services - including in relation to occupational health and the health of migrant workers - in the 16 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States. Building on a previous review of migrants’ rights to health in Southern Africa (2009) this report offers a comprehensive resource outlining the extent to which SADC Member States provide migrants…Read more
IOM Global Annual Report 2021 - Operations and Emergencies
In 2021, the organization’s work on the mobility dimensions of crisis had an operational reach of over 31.7 million people, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, migrants, and hosting communities, either directly or as part of community-based programmes. While IOM experienced a lower overall reach than in 2020, the organization’s reach in 2021 was similar to that of pre-pandemic years, with COVID-19 prevention, mitigation, and responses mainstreamed into normal programming…Read more
Migration Health 2021 Impact Overview
This report is an annual overview of activities led and implemented by the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2021, in close collaboration with the Member States, other United Nations agencies, and partners in the international community, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, meet operational challenges and advance understanding of migration health, encourage socioeconomic development through migration, and work towards ensuring respect of the…Read more
Strengthening health emergency preparedness in cities and urban settings: guidance for national and local authorities
Author/s: World Health Organization
This guidance document aims to support leaders, policy-makers, and decision-makers in both national and local authorities, who work on strengthening health emergency preparedness in cities and urban settings.
Building on the key aspects that authorities should consider it proposes possible actions and approaches, that when adapted to different local contexts, will contribute to enhanced prevention, preparedness, and readiness for health emergencies in cities and urban settings for a…Read more
Exploring the landscape of health-related information of migrants and its management in Nepal: A scoping review
This report presents the findings on health problems of Nepali migrants, management of migrant health information, and associated stakeholders involved in migrant health issues in Nepal by means of scoping study based on both primary and secondary sources. Primary sources were the interviews with 17 key informants working on migrant health-related issues and one focus group discussion with pre-medical health assessment centres. The secondary sources included the review of literature…Read more