Migration and the SDGs: Measuring Progress – An Edited Volume

Migration can be a powerful driver for sustainable development and is recognized as a cross-cutting issue throughout the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While the inclusion of migration in the 2030 Agenda presents countries with a series of new migration data challenges and reporting requirements, when this was adopted in 2015 it was seen overall as a key opportunity to improve migration data.

Health system considerations related to voluntary and forced displacement in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a critical analysis of the available literature

Abstract

Background: The WHO Region for the Eastern Mediterranean has had a history of complex migration patterns, with 
high levels of migration to, from, and within the Region, overlaid by massive recent forced displacement. Relatively little 
is known about the health system response to this large-scale mobility. 

Aims: To review the literature on the Region critically, identify gaps, and suggest areas needing research and policy attention. 

Internal and International Migration and its Impact on the Mental Health of Migrants. In: Moussaoui D., Bhugra D., Tribe R., Ventriglio A. (eds) Mental Health, Mental Illness and Migration

This chapter describes the facts and figures of today’s migration patterns and briefly presents the limits and findings of the existing research on the impact of different forms of migration on the mental health of migrants. The article aims at promoting a rights-based approach to migrants’ access to mental health care, as supported by international legal instruments.

Universal Health Coverage - "Leave No Migrant Behind" (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian)

Migration is a social determinant of health. Throughout the migration process, migrants are exposed to a unique set of sociocultural, economic and environmental factors that may increase their risk of exposure to negative health outcomes, including communicable and non-communicable diseases. Migrants and mobile populations can face many obstacles in accessing essential health care services due to several factors including irregular immigration status, language barriers, discrimination, a lack of migrant-inclusive health policies and lack of affordable health services.

Universal Health Coverage - "Leave No Migrant Behind" (Russian)

Migration is a social determinant of health. Throughout the migration process, migrants are exposed to a unique set of sociocultural, economic and environmental factors that may increase their risk of exposure to negative health outcomes, including communicable and non-communicable diseases. Migrants and mobile populations can face many obstacles in accessing essential health care services due to several factors including irregular immigration status, language barriers, discrimination, a lack of migrant-inclusive health policies and lack of affordable health services.

Universal Health Coverage - "Leave No Migrant Behind" (French)

Migration is a social determinant of health. Throughout the migration process, migrants are exposed to a unique set of sociocultural, economic and environmental factors that may increase their risk of exposure to negative health outcomes, including communicable and non-communicable diseases. Migrants and mobile populations can face many obstacles in accessing essential health care services due to several factors including irregular immigration status, language barriers, discrimination, a lack of migrant-inclusive health policies and lack of affordable health services.

Health challenges in refugee resettlement: An innovative multi-sector partnership to improve the continuum of care for resettled refugees

Refugee resettlement is a highly complex process that may hold lessons for the larger realm of migration medicine. As more and more people are displaced by war, climate change, political strife, and economic disparities, migration medicine is becoming an increasingly important component of travel medicine. A recent partnership between the International Organization for Migration/United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University of Minnesota (UMN), and other Minnesota-based organizations has evolved to address the medical needs

Migration Health Research Bulletin, Issue No. 9

Two reports are highlighted: one presenting how investing in better data can help manage migration more effectively, and one looking at improving the access and appropriateness of health services in EU/EEA. In addition, two journal articles are presented: one focusing on evaluating the feasibility and health impact of diagnosis and management of certain medical conditions before travel, and one centering on the health inequities faced by the Roma population in Europe.

Migration Health Research Bulletin, Issue No. 3

In this edition, three distinct research papers from IOM MHD missions globally are presented. The first one from MHD HQ and MAC look at the policy approaches to improve health systems for populations affected by migration; the second one from IOM Mission in Zambia examines the relationship between migrant-related stressors, psychosocial outcomes and HIV sexual risk behaviour among truck drivers in Zambia; and the third one from IOM Mission in Viet Nam focuses on how to improve support for malaria prevention among migrant and mobile workers in Binh Phuoc in Viet Nam.