Migration Health

In 2018, IOM conducted a comprehensive Situational Analysis of Migrant Health in the Maldives (publication forthcoming) to develop a baseline understanding of the healthcare needs of migrant workers in the Maldives and suggests recommendations for policy interventions to better address the needs of migrants. As the Maldives largely attracts individuals who are in the healthy working age from South Asia, the report notes that steps can be taken to support their physical and mental health, and the population, by enhancing awareness and increasing access to facilities.

IOM is now working closely with the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, and other relevant national stakeholders to develop a migration health policy for the Maldives by supporting policy development and interagency coordination. IOM plans to extend its technical and operational support on prevention and treatment of non-communicable and communicable diseases, in order to ensure equitable access and service delivery for migrants in the Maldives.