Davide Mosca

Dr Davide Mosca

Realizing Health SDGs for Migrants, Displaced, and Communities.
Institution: Former Director, Migration Health Division, International Organization for Migration
Current Insitution Location: Switzerland

Email: dtmosca@gmail.com
Phone Number: 0039 3357004297; 00254 748813769

106 Viale Magna Grecia , 74123 Taranto, Italy

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
He joined the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mozambique in 1994; as part of the UN Mission (UNOMOZ), he designed health programs for the reintegration of internally displaced people, returning refugees and demobilized soldiers. In 1996, he relocated to Angola where IOM was involved with the post-conflict programs of the UNAVEM III Mission. In the decade from 1998 to 2008, he was based in Nairobi, Kenya where he led IOM medical teams as the Regional Medical Officer for Africa and the Middle East. In that capacity, he worked in the resettlement of refugees, in the provision of migration health assessment for migrants, and in migration and health programs in the areas of HIV/AIDS, TB, health promotion, and in managing migration of health care workers. In 2003, Dr. Mosca coordinated the emergency health programs of IOM in the Middle East and Gulf Region and implemented a program of medical evacuation of civilians affected by the war in Iraq in addition to health sector rehabilitation. In 2008, Dr. Mosca was appointed as Director, Migration Health Department at IOM headquarters in Geneva. The Migration Health Department of IOM formerly led by Dr. Mosca implements programs in the context of immigration medical examinations and travel health in more than 60 countries, in emergency responses including the Ebola Crisis in West Africa, and in the promotion of the health of migrants and mobile populations worldwide. Dr. Mosca was a member of the Health Worker Migration Global Policy Advisory Council which contributes through advocacy to respond to global health workforce migration challenges, and of other international working and expert groups on migration, mobility and emerging diseases.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Human smuggling (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Human trafficking (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
International migrant workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Patient mobility across borders (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Resident visa holders (Adults)
Seafarers (Adults)
Nomads (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Foreign military (Adults)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Border management
Climate change
Community participation in health
Disaster preparedness and response
Disease prevention
Emergency medicine
Evidence-based reviews
Global health diplomacy
Health and human rights
Health assessment/ medical examination
Health care financing
Health communication
Health diplomacy/ international relations
Health of detainees/ incarceration
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
Health risks
Health services
Health systems research
Human resources for health
Humanitarian health interventions
Immigration health examinations
Infectious diseases
Internal migrants
International health regulations
Irregular Migration
Labour migration and health
Migrants Assistance
Mobile health (mHealth)
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Primary health care
Public Health
Refugee health
Return migration
Social determinant
Trauma and injury
Vaccine preventable diseases/immunization
Violence and health

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Tuberculosis in migrants moving from high-incidence to low-incidence countries: a population-based cohort study of 519 955 migrants screened before entry to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland Robert W Aldridge, Dominik Zenner, Peter J White, Elizabeth J Williamson, Morris C Muzyamba, Poonam Dhavan, Davide Mosca, Lucy Thomas, Maeve K Lalor, Ibrahim Abubakar, Andrew C Hayward 2016
Prevalence of and risk factors for active tuberculosis in migrants screened before entry to the UK: a population-based cross-sectional study Robert W Aldridge, Dominik Zenner, Peter J White, Elizabeth J Williamson, Morris C Muzyamba, Miranda Loutet, Poonam Dhavan, Davide Mosca, Andrew C Hayward, Ibrahim Abubakar 2016
Cameroon's multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment programme jeopardised by cross-border migration Alberto Matteelli, Knut Lönnroth, Davide Mosca, Haileyesus Getahun, Rosella Centis, Lia D'Ambrosio, Ernesto Jaramillo, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Mario C. Raviglione 2016
Can Migration Health Assessments Become a Mechanism for Global Public Health Good? Kolitha Wickramage and Davide Mosca 2014
High attack rate for malaria through irregular migration routes to a country on verge of elimination Kolitha Wickramage, Risintha G Premaratne, Sharika L Peiris, and Davide Mosca 2013