Iraqi Community Health Volunteers delivering an informative session on maternal child health at IOM and Caritas joint event Health in Motion.© 2010
IOM's Vision on Migration Health
Migrants and mobile populations benefit from an improved standard of physical, mental and social wellbeing, which enables them to substantially contribute towards the social and economic development of their home communities and host societies.
IOM’s Strategic Objectives on Migration Health
IOM’s strategic objectives on migration health are derived from the 2008 World Health Assembly Resolution on the Health of Migrants (61.17) that recommends action along four pillars. These four pillars have been further operationalized and agreed during the Global Consultation on the Health of Migrants organized by WHO, IOM and the Government of Spain (Madrid, 2010):
IOM’s Approach to Migration Health
These strategic objectives are in line with the four basic principles for a public health approach to address the health of migrants and host communities (WHO, 2008):
Public Health Approach to Migrant Health