The Having a baby in a new country project was undertaken to address the gap in available evidence about how women and men of refugee-background experience health services during pregnancy, birth and in the first months following birth.
This factsheet by Beyond Blue in collaboration with Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) presents considerations in assessing and providing services to culturally and linguistically diverse communities including people from refugee backgrounds during pregnancy and followin
This desktop guide accompanies the Promoting Refugee Health: A guide for doctors, nurses and other health care providers caring for people of refugee background (3rd edition). The guide contains sections on: identifying patients from a refugee background engaging interpreters consulta
Often new arrivals from refugee backgrounds have experienced poor health and limited access to healthcare services. The maternal and child health (MCH) service in Victoria, Australia, is a joint local and state government operated, cost-free service available to all mothers of childre
In early 2009, a consortium of health professionals in the Dandenong area identified a need to address mental health concerns among Afghan families of a refugee background. This research explores and documents issues contributing to poor mental health and wellbeing among women of chil
The Royal Women’s Hospital has a strong commitment to working with women from a range of cultural backgrounds. Women from countries where Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been practiced have been attending the hospital for many years. Out of this has grown an infrastructure o
African antenatal DVD: ‘Your Pregnancy Your Health’ is a new African antenatal DVD available in Somali, Dinka and Arabic. This free resource was developed to inform and encourage women to present early for antenatal care aims to improve antenatal health and subsequent bir