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Health equity and COVID-19: Global perspectives

The COVID-19 is disproportionally affecting the poor, minorities and a broad range of vulnerable populations, due to its inequitable spread in areas of dense population and limited mitigation capacity due to high prevalence of chronic conditions or poor access to high quality public health and medical care. Moreover, the collateral effects of the pandemic due to the global economic downturn, and social isolation and movement restriction measures, are unequally affecting those in the lowest power strata of societies.

RO Vienna MHD Annual Newsletter 2018

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

Regional Migrant Health Survey on Tuberculosis and HIV and Health Service Response for Migrants in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

This regional survey report presents findings from qualitative and quantitative surveys among migrants in the South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The objective of the qualitative survey was to assess experiences with and access to public health-care services related to HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in migrants’ own countries and abroad.

Assessment of health related factors affecting reintegration of migrants in Armenia (Armenian)

The report assesses the relevant laws, policies, services and infrastructures available in Armenia for returning migrants with acute health problems and their degree of implementation. It identifies the gaps in health care system for migrants and returnees with medical problems and suggests specific recommendations to this end. The report dwells on the access of returnees and migrants to the public and private health care systems, the costs involved, analyses on the insurance system available for various categories of migrants.