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An intergovernmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

  • 162 Member States and 9 State Observers
  • 401 offices with more than 9,000 staff
  • 95% of staff members based in the Field, with a ratio of 1:8 international versus national staff
  • Key areas of migration management include migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration and forced migration

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Migration Health

Health Promotion and Assistance for Migrants. IOM's Migrant Health Programme (MHP), in close collaboration with the Thai Ministry of Public Health, responds to the challenges of public health and migration to create a positive environment and effective health services for migrants and host communities.

Migration Health Assessments and Travel Health Assistance. In the context of resettlement, IOM Thailand conducts the health assessment of refugees accepted for resettlement prior to their travel, including complete medical assessment (physical examination, chest x-ray, phlebotomy, etc.), pre-departure/embarkation check-ups and ensures fitness to travel.

Health Promotion and Assistance for Migrants

IOM's Migrant Health Programme (MHP), in close collaboration with the Thai Ministry of Public Health, responds to the challenges of public health and migration to create a positive environment and effective health services for migrants and host communities. The programme’s main objectives include providing comprehensive, sustainable and cost-effective health services and access to information to migrants, as well as promoting awareness and support for migrant health. To ensure long-term viability and local ownership of projects, MHP utilizes networks of community health workers and volunteers already in the Thai public health system.

Main Projects

Donors
  • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • UN Trust Fund for Human Security

Migration Health Assessments and Travel Health Assistance

In the context of resettlement, IOM Thailand conducts the health assessment of refugees accepted for resettlement prior to their travel, including complete medical assessment (physical examination, chest x-ray, phlebotomy, etc.), pre-departure/embarkation check-ups and ensures fitness to travel. IOM Thailand operates its own laboratories in which specimens are examined to detect various infectious diseases. IOM also provides immunization and medical treatment to the refugees, so that they can travel safely and do not pose a public health risk to other travelers or receiving communities. IOM provides TB detection, including counseling support, for both refugees and migrants.

Main Projects

Donors
  • Government of Australia
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Denmark
  • Government of Finland
  • Government of Ireland
  • Government of Japan
  • Government of the Netherlands
  • Government of New Zealand
  • Government of Norway
  • Government of Sweden
  • Government of the United Kingdom
  • Government of the United States

Migration Resources - Migration Health