Background Within health systems, equity between migrants and native-born citizens is still a long way from being achieved. Benchmarking the equitability of policies on migrant health is essential for monitoring progress and identifying positive and negative aspects of national policies. For this purpose, the 2015 round of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) was expanded to include a strand on health, in a collaborative project carried out between 2013 and 2017 in 38 countries.
This project provides travel assistance and medical services to those who have been accepted in Australia and New Zealand under various migration categories including family reunification, family migration and special assistance. Travel and other related costs are pre-paid by the refugee/migrant before departure.
The overall objective of this project is to contribute the Australia's new initiative for humane and integrated case management services for migrants including the vulnerable groups and those who are in critical immigration status through broader return assistance.
Transportation and miscellaneous services for Australian Government Funded Refugees and Special Humanitarian Program Entrants excluding medical services
Under this project, IOM is responsible for the resettlement of the accepted refugees. Medical screening, processing, etc. are also provided by this project upon request.