Welcome to the Auckland Regional Public Health Service’s Refugee Health website where you can access up-to- date information on health and wellbeing for refugees in New Zealand and internationally.
The koru is the Māori name given to the new unfurling fern frond and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace. The symbolism of the koru as stated above resonates with the resettlement hopes of our communities from refugee backgrounds.
The Refugee Health and Screening Service is part of the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS). The service covers the greater Auckland region. Public health plays a major role in supporting and strengthening healthy communities including refugees and new migrants.
The Refugee Health and Screening Service provides information, education, communicable diseases control, health protection and health promotion. The Refugee Health and Screening Service works in partnership with many health providers and communities to provide culturally appropriate and acceptable care.
ARPHS is a participant in the NZ Diversity Action Programme