Human resources are critical in ensuring the delivery of quality health care services. The global shortage of health care workers is aggravated by an unequal distribution of human resources sustained by a steady flow of international, regional, or internal migration. Insufficient supply of health... Read more
The migration of health care workers is not a new phenomenon, but the issue has become of utmost importance in recent years due to the global shortage of health care workers. As populations age in industrialized countries, there has been a sharp rise in demand for health care workers. This demand... Read more
Migration in the Americas is a quarterly newsletter that provides insight to IOM activities in the Western Hemisphere. This publication includes articles written in both English and Spanish.
Immigration debates should not demonize migrants; UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development; XI... Read more
The IOM’s Migration Health Department delivers direct services to a wide variety of mobile people, including migrants, refugees, displaced populations, students, long term visitors, demobilized soldiers, trafficked persons, and voluntary returnees. These services include preventive and curative... Read more
This report documents three trafficking trends in the region, and looks at the health risks that trafficked women encounter in each one. In all three trends women are vulnerable to sexual, reproductive and mental health-related problems. At present, organizations that aim to counter human... Read more
Esta publicación está dirigida principalmente a interesados ó responsables de la implementación y evaluación de iniciativas de construcción de municipios y comunidades saludables. Se invita a los lectores a reflexionar tanto en aspectos técnicos y metodológicos como en aspectos políticos y... Read more
This paper discusses the linkages between migration and the Millennium Development Goals, with specific focus on poverty alleviation, gender, health, environmental sustainability and global partnerships.
There is a noticeable gap in research and analysis on how migration is linked to attaining the... Read more
The Seminar on Health and Migration was initiated in recognition of the need to assess the public health implications of increasingly mobile populations, and to integrate health policies into migration management strategies. This seminar was held in Geneva from 9 to 11 June 2004 with the co-... Read more
Uno de los problemas prioritarios de atención en poblaciones desplazadas, por la forma como puede afectar las oportunidades de desarrollo integras de los jóvenes y adolescentes, es la vulnerabilidad frente a las ETS/VIH/SIDA y embarazos no planeados o no deseados. La complejidad del tema y las... Read more