Original Language
English
E-ISBN
978-92-9268-079-4
Number of Pages
41
Reference Number
PUB2021/090/R
Date of upload

07 Sep 2021

Migration Health 2020 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 2020, in partnership with Member States, United Nations agencies and other partners in the international community, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, meet the 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. The report illustrates the growing multidimensional migration health activities and partnerships of IOM in 2020, and demonstrates the Organization’s commitment to advancing the health of migrants and their families worldwide against all odds, as well as supporting Member States in addressing migration health challenges.

  • ACRONYMS
  • FOREWORD
  • 2020 IN NUMBERS
  • A GLOBAL FOOTPRINT
  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR
  • 1. CONNECTING HEALTH SECURITY AND HUMAN MOBILITY
    • Outbreak preparedness and response
    • COVID-19: 10 ways IOM supported vulnerable migrants through the global health crisis
    • Pre-migration health activities
    • Health services for front-line UN Staff
  • 2. INCREASING COMMUNITIES’ HEALTH RESILIENCE
    • Primary care for people in crisis contexts
    • Combating persistent disease threats
    • Gender-specific health services
    • Greater immunization coverage
    • Mental health and psychosocial support
  • 3. STRENGTHENING MIGRATION HEALTH GOVERNANCE
    • Paving the way to universal health coverage
    • For greater mobility-health integration
    • Strengthening research and evidence base