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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Author/s: Webber G, Edwards N, Amaratunga C, Graham ID, Keane V, Ros S
Cambodia is experiencing a generalized HIV epidemic; there is evidence some populations within Cambodia are particularly vulnerable to infection. A mixed-methods study was conducted in 2006 on the vulnerability to contract HIV of rural-to-urban migrant Cambodian garment factory workers. This paper reports the views of these female migrant workers regarding the use of condoms in their sexual relationships. Semi-structured interviews were conducted among 20 workers about their…Read more
Author/s: Ministry of Communications and Transport, Lusaka, Zambia
The aim of this policy is to provide guidelines for the coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of workplace programmes in the transport sector. The policy provides the framework through which employers, workers and their organisations will design, implement, and monitor HIV policies and programmes at sub‐sector, institution and company level.
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
Author/s: Anit Mishra, Olga Gorbacheva, MMT Hasan, N Rimal
Approximately 100,000 Bhutanese refugees live in seven camps in southeastern Nepal. For those offered resettlement to the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, or Netherlands, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Nepal conducts medical screening and arranges travel, moving up to 15,000 refugees annually. Varicella spreads primarily by airborne droplets and patients with infectious varicella are prohibited from the air travel. Varicella…Read more
Migration and HIV/AIDS in Thailand: Triangulation of biological, behavioural and programmatic response data in selected provinces
Author/s: Nigoon Jitthai, Siriporn Yongpanichkul, Mandhana Bijaisoradat
Author/s: Joanna Veary, Brittany Wheeler, Stephanie Jurgens-Bleeker
This review presents a synthesis of published literature relating to migration and health in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). To support this review, a set of key informant interviews with representatives of academic institutions and international organizations working on migration and health in SADC have been undertaken to supplement the findings from the literature.
Migration and health in SADC: A review of the literature…Read more
Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBSS) in the Commercial Agricultural Sector in South Africa
Author/s: Mark Colvin
The main purpose of this survey was to obtain information on the prevalence of HIV among farm workers and to document their behaviours, perceptions and attitudes regarding HIV-related issues. This information will enable IOM, government and local partners to develop customized HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes for farm workers. It also serves as a baseline against which trends over time may be compared. In addition, the findings will be used as an…Read more
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
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.
- Executive summary
- Cashew processing in Mozambique…
Prevalence of bacteriologically confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis in the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal: Results of active case finding
Author/s: Olga Gorbacheva, AK Mishra, D Shapovalov, S Sudtasay
Approximately 100,000 Bhutanese refugees live in camps in southeastern Nepal. Since December 2007 the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Nepal has conducted medical screening of Bhutanese refugees prior to resettlement in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Norway. Screening for TB included both sputum smears and cultures. The estimated prevalence of all forms of TB was 243 per 100,000 in Nepal (WHO, 2006), and 217 per 100,000 in Bhutanese…Read more