The issue of the Bulletin features studies and reports on topics relevant to migration and health such as COVID-19, tuberculosis, kidney disease, and reproductive health.
The audio podcast episode outlines the key findings on the health and social impact migration has on left-behind children and their caregivers in migrant households in Cambodia.
This report is an annual overview of activities led and implemented by the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2020, in partnership with Member States, United Nations agencies and other partners in the international community, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, meet the operational challenges and advance understanding of migration health, encourage socioeconomic development through migration, and work towards ensuring respect of the human…Read more
Author/s: IOM RO South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Overall consolidated report of the migration health activities in the IOM South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asian (SEEECA) region in 2018. The report covers the activities of country missions and the regional office on Health Promotion and Assistance for Migrants (H2/MA) and Migration Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations (H3/MP) programme.
Spotlight: MHD SEECA at Global Events
- Global Conference on Primary…
A brief overview is provided on the ‘MHADRI Global Network Member Meeting’ held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in Sep 2017, outlining MHADRI’s vision and initiatives. A book on the assessment of malaria control in Yemen is highlighted. Lastly, three journal articles are presented; one from IOM Nairobi focusing on evaluation of rapid diagnostic test for Rotavirus in Dadaab Refugee Camp; one from IOM Washington D.C. centering on comparative cost analysis of the Vaccination Program for US-bound Refugees…Read more
This report illustrates IOM’s health activities in 2015 and presents key achievements in the three main migration health programme areas: (a) migration health assessments and travel health assistance; (b) health promotion and assistance for migrants; and (c) migration health assistance for crisis-affected populations. The report also highlights emerging themes in migration and health – work on advancing the unfinished agenda of migrant health for the benefit of all; and…Read more
A qualitative study of migrant-related stressors, psychosocial outcomes and HIV risk behavior among truck drivers in Zambia
Author/s: Lynn Murphy Michalopoulo, Nomagugu Ncube, Simona Simona, Brian Kansakala, Emmanuel Sinkala, Jasmin Raidoo
Truck drivers are part of mobile populations which have been noted as a key population at risk of HIV in Zambia. This study was aimed at: (1) determining potentially traumatic events (PTEs), labour migrant-related stressors, psychosocial problems and HIV risk behaviours among truck drivers in Zambia; and (2) examining the relationship between PTEs, migrant-related stressors, psychosocial outcomes and HIV sexual risk behaviour among truck drivers in Zambia. We conducted 15…Read more
Author/s: Boris Sergeyev, Igor Kazanets, Davron Mukhamadiev, Pavel Sergeyev
Purpose: High volume of international migration calls for the establishment of financial and organizational mechanisms that would ensure provision of treatment for tuberculosis (TB) among migrants. In the case of countries like Russia where budget funding goes for TB treatment, the need is acute as delivering these services is affected by social perception that they should be provided to taxpayers only. While official policies in Russia promote voluntary medical insurance…Read more
This report illustrates IOM’s health activities in 2014 and presents key achievements in the three main migration health programme areas: (a) migration health assessments and travel health assistance; (b) health promotion and assistance for migrants; and (c) migration health assistance for crisis-affected populations. The report also highlights emerging themes in migration and health – learning the importance of understanding population mobility and its…
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
This report illustrates IOM’s health activities in 2013. Key achievements in three main programmatic areas are presented: migration health assessments and travel health assistance; health promotion and assistance for migrants; and migration health assistance for crisis-affected populations. The report also highlights an emerging theme in migration and health – the post-2015 global tuberculosis strategy: placing the health of migrants on the agenda. This…