Maternal and child health provides a comprehensive and focused approach for the promotion, prevention, early detection and intervention relating to the physical, emotional, or social factors affecting young children and their families. Infants who arrive in Australia may not have received maternal and child health services in their country of origin or transit and may need to be referred to such services. Women with children who arrive in Australia may need assistance linking into maternal and child health services.
To learn more about the particular maternal and child health needs of people of refugee backgrounds, please view pp. 82-87 of Promoting Refugee Health: A Guide for doctors, nurses and primary health care providers caring for people from refugee backgrounds.
For refugee health related maternal and child health resources visit: