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04 Sep 2020

Migration Health Assessments and Travel Health Assistance

2019 Overview of Pre-migration Health Activities

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Global Migration Health Assessment Programme (HAP), under the Migration Health Division, conducts pre-migration health activities that are among the most 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 receiving country protocols and the epidemiological profile of the country of origin. This report illustrates the range of IOM pre-migration health activities undertaken globally in 2019, and demonstrates IOM’s commitment to the promotion of the health and well-being of migrants and host communities.


  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • List of acronyms
  • 2019 key facts
    • Global footprint
  • Services and capacities
    • Radiology services
    • Laboratory services
    • Treatment of communicable diseases
    • Vaccinations
    • Non-communicable diseases and mental health disorders
    • Medical escort services
    • DNA sample collection
    • Health assessments for refugees considered for resettlement on medical grounds
    • Family Assistance Programme
    • Sri Lanka Inbound Health Assessment Programme
    • Health promotion
    • Outbreak response
    • Migration health informatics
    • Quality control
  • Linkages with other Migration Health programmatic areas
    • Situation analysis of migrant health in Viet Nam
    • Tuberculosis REACH project in Nepal
    • Electronic Personal Health Record project in Siracusa, Italy
    • Contribution to emergency response
  • Linkages with other IOM programmes
    • Return and reintegration
  • Other 2019 highlights
    • Publications
    • Events
  • Annex
  • Financial review