|Pre-Departure Health Assessments and Travel Arrangements for Persons Resettled to Denmark|
Under the framework agreement between IOM and the Danish Immigration Service, IOM through its missions worldwide provides pre-departure health assessments and travel arrangements for quota refugees selected for resettlement to Denmark. The pre-departure health assessment is performed for all applicants in the country of first asylum and includes the taking of the medical history as well as detailed physical examination. Testing for HIV, Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis forms part of the routine physical examination. The HIV testing encompasses pre and post test counselling.
Moreover, IOM organizes the travel arrangements, including necessary in-country transportation and transit arrangements. Shortly before departure IOM carries out the “fitness to travel” health check. IOM provides for escorts and purchases winter clothes where needed.
The scope of the programme is global. The programme is operated by field missions in the respective locations. IOM Helsinki is the programme manager.
Info Sheet - The Nordic resettlement Center at IOM Regional office in Helsinki
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 June 2009 )