Social Sciences for Community Engagement in Humanitarian Action: Capacity needs assessment and mapping of social science training for community engagement in humanitarian action in conflict and hazards

This report describes the findings of an assessment of needs, gaps and capacity resources for integrating the social sciences for community engagement (CE) in humanitarian action (HA) and programming, including a derived competency framework for SS4CE. These activities were conducted by Sonar-Global’s partner, the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) with support from Institut Pasteur, for the Social Sciences for Community Engagement in Humanitarian Action (SS4CE in HA) project led by UNICEF, with funding from the U.S. Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance.

Social Sciences for Community Engagement in Humanitarian Action: Mapping Review on Ethics and Data Sharing

Social Science for Community Engagement in Humanitarian Action Project (SS4CE in HA) is an initiative launched at the end of 2020, funded by the Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs, USAID. The main objectives focus on co-creation of global goods, designed as a collaborative approach that connects with global humanitarian and public health system-wide existing mechanisms that harness active participation of humanitarian organizations, academic institutions and donors.

Migration Health Research Bulletin, Issue No. 27

The issue of the Bulletin features publications on migration, zoonoses, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, mental health, among others.

The audio podcast episode discusses the importance of the inclusion of migrants into policies and actions towards zoonotic disease prevention and control as well as outlines guidance on the integration of migration into health interventions.

Future Surveillance for Epidemic and Pandemic Diseases: A 2023 perspective

Surveillance is a pillar of the public health response to epidemics and pandemics. Yet, gaps in surveillance, from the local to the global, continue to leave the world vulnerable to infectious hazards. To address these vulnerabilities, the health emergency preparedness, response, and resilience (HEPR) architecture calls for a new approach to future surveillance - collaborative surveillance - that aligns traditional tactics with new initiatives to safeguard health for all.

Pre-Migration Health Activities - 2022 Overview

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Migration Health Assessment Programme (HAP), as part of the Migration Health Division, delivers pre-migration health activities as one of the most well-established and longest-standing services provided by the Organization. These activities are undertaken in the context of regular international migration at the request of receiving country governments and vary in scope according to the receiving country protocols and the epidemiological profile of the country of origin.

COVID-19 Vaccination in Humanitarian Settings: Action plan from a joint convening and contributions to broader pandemic preparedness

This report and action plan summarize the proceedings and outcome of a 2-day Joint convening on COVID-19 vaccination in humanitarian settings and the contribution to broader pandemic preparedness held on 14–15 February 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Migration Health 2022 Impact Overview

This report is an annual overview of activities led and implemented by the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2022, in close collaboration with Member States, other United Nations agencies, and partners, to respond to major health needs in the context of human mobility, meet operational challenges and advance understanding of migration health, encourage socioeconomic development through migration, and work towards ensuring respect of the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

IOM Regional Office for South-eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Migration Health Annual Report 2022

The report provides a summary of key activities in 2022 implemented by the country missions supported by the Regional Office MHD on Health Promotion and Assistance for Migrants (H2/MA) and Migration Health Assistance for Crisis-affected Populations (H3/MP) programs in South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.  

Manual on Community-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies and Displacement - Second Edition

The Manual aims to facilitate mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) experts and managers in designing, implementing, and evaluating community-based MHPSS (CB MHPSS) programmes, projects, and activities for emergency-affected and displaced populations in humanitarian settings.