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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Health Vulnerabilities of Mobile Populations and Affected Communities in Selected Ports of Southern Africa – Walvis Bay, Namibia
Migrants and mobile populations are regarded as most at risk populations in relation to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB). Understanding such vulnerabilities is essential for the development of effective and efficient response strategies, as well as the implementation and monitoring and evaluation thereof. The Study on Health Vulnerabilities of Mobile Populations…Read more
HIV and Bangladeshi women migrant workers: An assessment of vulnerabilities and gaps in services
Author/s: Bindhya Pradhan Priesner
Bangladesh is a major supplier of labour to the world market. Female migrant workers are increasingly important for the Bangladeshi job market, as they contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth. Though the sector has significant potential to grow given the demand, there are challenges that put the rights of female migrant workers at risk.
Determinants of HIV in key hotspots on the Southern transport corridor: Maputo to Swaziland
Author/s: Kerry Selvester, Delmira Cambaco, Victor Ble, Alfred Mndzebele
This study aims to explore the key determinants of HIV along Mozambique's southern transport corridor, which runs between Mozambique and Swaziland.
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HIV and population mobility: Behavioural study of female sex workers along Ghana’s Tema‐Paga transport corridor
Author/s: Aden Guliye, Valentia Amados, Abenta Asante, Jean Francois Aguilera
The aim of the study was to generate data on HIV and mobility to inform strategic decisions on HIV programming for Female Sex Workers (FSWs). Specific objectives of the study were to: (a) understand characteristics of the FSWs operating along the Tema‐Paga transport corridor; (b) understand mobility characteristics; (c) understand HIV vulnerability similarities and differences between roamers and seaters; and (d) identify HIV vulnerability (risk) factors.
An Assessment of Health Vulnerabilities among Migrant and Non-Migrant Workers in the Ports of Maputo, Beira and Nacala, Mozambique
Author/s: Andrew Lind, Brad Paul, Tomasse Temoteo Cumbuian, Stuart Simpson
The study findings corroborate available evidence that port areas are “hot spots” for HIV transmission. The study also identifies significant structural and workplace issues of concern that further exacerbate the vulnerability of port-users to HIV. It is comforti ng to verify that the study does not show great differences in results between migrant and non-migrant workers, which points to port-users having equal access to informati on and services related to HIV and AIDS…Read more
Regional Workshop on HIV Responses for Mine Workers, Their Families and Affected Communities in Southern Africa
Author/s: IOM, UNAIDS RSTESA, TEBA, SIDA, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
In response to the health and HIV vulnerabilities of mine workers, their families and the communities with which they interact, IOM in partnership with Southern African Development Community (SADC) HIV/AIDS Unit, United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa (UNAIDS RSTESA), and TEBA Development (Regional Office), organised a Regional Workshop on HIV Responses for Mine Workers, Their Families and Affected Communities in…Read more
An Assessment of Health Vulnerabilities among Internal Labour Migrants in Northern Mozambique’s Cashew Industry
Author/s: Tatiana Martins, Brad Paul, George Sirignano, Stuart Simpson
This study identifies a compelling but under-researched area of the HIV epidemic in Mozambique. The economic, social and cultural implications of the epidemic need to be thoroughly analyzed so that appropriate measures can be devised to prevent new infections, scale up treatment, and provide care and support to those most in need.
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- Cashew processing in Mozambique…
Baseline assessment: Preparing for the Implementation of IOM’s Health Promotion Projects across Southern Africa
Author/s: Stephanie Bleeker
This report is a consolidation of the findings from baseline assessments carried out by IOM’s PHAMSA Pilot Projects implementing partners in Lesotho and Mozambique (TEBA Development), Namibia (Walvis Bay Multi Purpose Centre), South Africa (Hoedspruit Training Trust), Swaziland (Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation) and Zambia (CHAMP and Global Development Alliance companies). It reviews the HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and practices of labour migrants working…Read more
Migration and HIV/AIDS in Thailand: A Desk Review of Migrant Labour Sectors
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
Assessment of Mobility and HIV Vulnerability among Myanmar Migrant Sex Workers and Factory Workers in Mae Sot District, Tak Province, Thailand
Author/s: Jason Theede, Pimonpan Isarabhakdi
Funded by the UNAIDS Thailand Country Office’s Programme Acceleration Funds (…Read more