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…
Croatia Health Situation at EU's Southern Borders - Assessment Report
Author/s: IOM MHD RO Brussels, Tea Vidovic, Mitre Georgiev
This report presents the results of the assessment report of migrant, occupational, and public health which took place in April 2014 in Croatia as part of the EQUI-HEALTH project "Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups” until April 2015. Migrant Health encompassess the physical, mental, and social needs of migrants; occupational health refers to the health needs of frst line staff, open reception centres, and detention facility staff…Read more
Health Workforce Mobility in the South-East European Health Network Region (SEEHN)
Author/s: J Kundacina, M Samuilova, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Health, migration and border management: analysis and capacity-building at Europe’s borders
Author/s: Jennifer Hollings, Mariya Samuilova, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Three key elements were analysed in Hungary, Poland and Slovakia as a basis for strengthening the capacity of staff and structures related to health, migration and border management: public health concerns linked to migration, health needs and rights of migrants and the occupational health of staff.
This article was developed within the framework of the “Increasing Public Health Safety alongside the New Eastern European Border Line” project (PHBLM…Read more
Training Modules on Migration and Health for Health Professionals
Author/s: Bibiana Navarro, Sandra Pinzon, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Vanessa Barbosa, Paola Pace
This document was developed within the framework of the “Increasing Public Health Safety alongside the New Eastern European Border Line” (PHBLM) Project.
- Migration and the right to health care UNIT: 1. Migration in the EU: introduction and terminology UNIT 2. Global and European migration trends UNIT 3. Migration and the right to health UNIT 4. Antidiscrimination and ethics
- Well-being: public/individual health…
Better health for all in Europe: Developing a migrant sensitive health workforce
Author/s: María-Teresa Gijón-Sánchez, Sandra Pinzón-Pulido, Riitta-Liisa Kolehmainen-Aitken, Jacqueline Weekers, Daniel López Acuña, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, María-José Peiro
Migration movements in Europe have increased in both size and diversity and have created the need to enhance the effectiveness of health systems by adapting them to today’s multicultural and multiethnic societies. Such a transformation cannot take place without a public health workforce that supports and delivers accessible, culturally appropriate, equitable and competent care. Governments and health care and training providers in the European Union have a critical role to…Read more
Guidelines for border management and detention procedures involving migrants: A public health perspective
Author/s: Gloria Cordoba, Sandra Pinzon
The guidelines was developed within the framework of PHBLM project “Increasing Public Health Safety alongside the New Eastern European Border Line”. It was designed primarily to support the capacity of border management personnel to deal with migration health concerns and public health risks related to migration and to promote good practices and standards for border management and health personnel working and dealing with significant health risks. However, they should be…Read more
WMR 2010: The Future of Health Worker Migration
Author/s: Binod Khadria
This paper is one of 19 background papers which have been prepared for the IOM, 2010 World Migration Report entitled the “Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change”. The 2010 report focuses on likely future trends in migration and the capacities that will be required by States, regional and international organizations, civil society and the private sector to manage migration successfully over the coming decades.
Developing a public health workforce to address migrant health needs in Europe
Author/s: Jacqueline Weekers, Daniel López Acuña, Maria Teresa Gijon Sanchez, Sandra Pinzon Pulido, Riita Liisa Kolehmainen Aitken, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
Based on a literature review and survey in selected EU countries, this document provides recommendations for actions and strategy and policy changes by the European Union, Member States and training providers. The engagement of all these actors is needed to reorient the competencies of the public health workforce to the needs of modern Europe.
- Migration at the…