Migration and Health

IOM's migration health response underscores its unique and holistic approach to migration management. Guided by international frameworks including the Global Compact on Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 that promotes the principle of Leaving No One Behind (LNOB), IOM works with partners to ensure migrants' health needs are addressed across the whole migration cycle - at pre-departure, during transit and travel, at the destination and upon return home. 

As migration connects communities, countries and regions, managing the health of migrants requires the close cooperation and collaboration of various sectors and programmes of Member States. Thus, IOM works closely with various institutions involved in the migration process, such as the economic and development sector in finding solutions to address the impact of migration of health and social sector professionals to managing the health needs of trafficked persons and other vulnerable groups. 

SDGs covered under MHD: