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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WASH responses to COVID-19 in Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan
Author/s: Yasmine Zaki Abdelaziz, Gemma Arthurson, Haley West, Antonio Torres
The humanitarian community has had to learn about COVID-19 while responding to this new disease. From the start it was known that basic hygiene practices, such as proper handwashing, could help prevent its transmission. However, many displacement settings do not have the required facilities for implementing household and community-level Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures. They may also have weak governance systems for managing and maintaining water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH…Read more
Assessing the health literacy and health communication needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey
Author/s: WHO, IOM
Health literacy in health care is crucial to achieving a reduction in child mortality, improving maternal health, combating infectious diseases, and improving health outcomes. However, refugees and migrants may have lower health literacy than the host community, most often due to poor access to educational resources and information programmes, and related to economic, social, and language barriers. Refugees may also have difficulty interacting with health information due to low literacy…Read more
Psychosocial Support and Dialogue in the Syrian Arab Republic and Lebanon
Author/s: Marie-Adele Salem, Alessandra Rossi Ghiglione, Oussama Safa
This publication looked at the relation between psychosocial support, conflict mediation and cultural activities in the context of the Syrian crisis. Developed in collaboration between the IOM Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Communication Section and the Scuola Sant’Anna in Pisa, and funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation it contains two editions of the IOM-Lebanese University Master programme in Psychosocial…
Life is Better (Georgian)
Author/s: Lela Sturua, Darejan (Jana) Javakhishvili
საინფორმაციო, საგანმანათლებლო და საკომუნიკაციო მასალა „ცხოვრება უკეთესია“ შემუშავებულია 13-14 წლის ახალგაზრდებისთვის და მოუთხრობს მათ ფსიქოაქტიური ნივთიერებების ავადმოხმარების მავნებლობისა და რისკ ფაქტორების შესახებ. „ცხოვრება უკეთესია“ მიზნად ისახავს ხელი შეუწყოს ახალგაზრდების ცნობიერების ამაღლებას ფსიქოაქტიური ნივთიერებების ავადმოხმარებით გამოწვეულ შედეგებზე, რომლებიც უარყოფით ზეგავლენას ახდენენ მათ ჯანმრთელობასა და სოციალურ მდგომარეობაზე. „ცხოვრება უკეთესია“…Read more
Life is better
Author/s: Lela Sturua, Darejan (Jana) Javakhishvili
The “Life is Better” information, education and communication materials are intended for adolescents aged 13–14 years old and narrate the ill effects and risk factors of psychoactive substances' abuse. “Life is Better” comprises information on risks resulting from abuse of such psychoactive substances as tobacco, alcohol, injecting drugs, inhalants, bio/ spices, sedatives, ecstasy and marijuana/ cannabis. “Life is Better” aims to raise awareness of adolescents on health-…Read more
Migration Health Division Annual Newsletter 2016
Author/s: IOM Regional Office for South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
This issue provides overview of projects implemented in 2016 and next steps, Regional Migration Strategy Development Workshop, events , publications and more.
PROJECTS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION
- Building the Capacity of the BiH Institutions to Address and Respond to Mental Health Issues amongst Defence Personnel - PREVENTIVA
- IOM Tajikistan’s engagement for the health of migrants …
Health Meditation Models in the EU: Examples of good practice
Author/s: IOM MHD RO Brussels, National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) in Bulgaria
This document has been elaborated within the framework of IOMs EQUI-HEALTH project, “Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma and other vulnerable groups”, specifically under the sub-action on Roma Health. The EQUI-HEALTH project is co-financed under the 2012 work plan, within the second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-2013), by a direct grant awarded to IOM by the European Commission’s DG for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), through…Read more
Self-Help Booklet for Men facing Crisis and Displacement [Arabic]
Author/s: Tayseer Hassoun
A self-help book for men facing crisis and displacement.
Preparing for Return
Author/s: IOM Ireland
A handbook prepared by IOM Ireland for returning migrants.
Labor migrants in St Petersburg: disease awareness, behavioral
Author/s: Boris Sergeyev, Igor Kazanets, Larisa Ivanova, Irina Zhuravleva, Natalya Isaeva, Tuula Vasankari, Arvid Nyberg, Mikko Vauhkonnen
While there is a number of studies on prevalence of risk behaviors with respect to communicable diseases among labor migrants in Russia, practically no systematic research linking together their socio-economic background, life circumstances, awareness levels and information sources on communicable diseases has been conducted. At the same time in designing disease prevention campaigns, program planners need to take these factors into account. Responding to these demands,…Read more