Health issues cut across the entire migration process in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. Improving migrants’ access to health care and promoting their well-being contribute to creating prosperous, cohesive and healthy environments. To maintain the health of migrants and their families is to uphold a basic human right; it is also in the best interests of all countries and communities.
IOM assists Member States in addressing health-related aspects of migration. Its programmes are implemented in over 50 countries and provide health services that are accessible and equitable to vulnerable migrants, and host communities alike. Activities cover migration health assessments and health promotion and a broad range of health topics such as psychosocial support, sexual and reproductive health, tuberculosis and HIV/ AIDS.