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IOM facilitates a technical training workshop for mapping research evidence in the field of migration health with a focus on Asian region.

Manila – IOM, the Migration & Health South Asia network and the Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI) – a global network of researchers aimed to advance evidence-informed global migration health policies and practices, jointly organized a workshop onundertaking bibliometric analysis of migration…

World Migration Report 2020

Cover Image of the Report

“The World Migration Report 2020 presents key data and information on migration as well as analysis of complex and emerging migration issues. Some of the topics covered in the report include human mobility and environmental change, migrants’ contributions in an era of disinformation, children and unsafe migration, migration and health, among others.”

Seasonal migration and health in India: Constraints for research and practice

Photos of the two authors

“Seasonal migrants in India engage in temporary informal work in work environments that actively flout labour laws on wages, work hours, and living conditions. The most significant impact of this is on the health outcomes of workers and their children. In this note, Varma and Ravindranath describe the roadblocks in conducting in-depth enquiries into migrants’ health status and healthcare-seeking behaviour, and designing and implementing health programmes conducive to their needs.”

How Labour Conditions at Construction Sites are Leading to Higher Rates of Child Malnutrition

Baby in basket in construction site

This commentary focuses on female workers in construction sites in India, and the impact of mothers’ work on the health and nutrition of their children. The sector provides good opportunities for work, but it also affects children’s health outcomes.

The Health of Nepali Migrants in India: A Qualitative Study of Lifestyles and Risks

First two themes found in research with number of mentions by participants and key informants

Current research on Nepali migrant workers in India neglects work, lifestyle, and health care access in favor of focusing on sexual health. This article aims to gain a broader sense of migrant workers’ health by conducting focus groups and interviews. The researchers analyzed their data and determined five different themes:

Major depressive disorder prevalence and risk factors among Syrian asylum seekers in Greece

Graph that shows the more time spent in camp the higher the probability of MDD

This research provides necessary information on the mental health (specifically major depressive disorder or MDD) of refugees from Syria, as this information has not been collected or analyzed thoroughly as of yet. The researchers surveyed 135 Syrian refugees in a camp in Greece, specifically screening for MDD. The authors found that 44% of participants had symptoms of major depression. They found that women had an increased likelihood of MDD, and that time spent in the camp had a trend towards increased risk of depression.

‘And when a certain health issue happen, they try to cover it’: Stakeholder perspectives on the health of temporary foreign workers and their families

Like our other recent highlighted articles, this one again focuses on Alberta, Canada. This research was an exploratory study into the health and wellbeing of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in the province.