Community and environment
MIGA supports the broader community and the environment via a range of important and innovative initiatives
Whilst we provide sponsorship to many areas of the health care sector, we are committed to ensuring that where clients' funds are applied to external activities, they are used to support programs that add real value to the broader community.
Support for Medical Students and developing communities
All over the world developing communites are in desperate need of medical expertise. Money can help solve some of the problems, but skills are also in short supply.
Our Elective Grants Program provides funding to assist Medical Students meet their costs to complete an elective as part of their studies and to provide a contribution to fund medical or other aid needed by the community which they visit.
Since 2004, MIGA has made a significant contribution to many developing communities through the delivery of aid and the medical skills of the Grant recipients. These students have also benefited from their elective experiences having had the opportunity to refine their clinical skills, meet new people and immerse themselves in new cultures. We are sure that many of these students will continue to contribute to international health throughout their careers.
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Support for doctors in training
In 2008 MIGA launched a Doctors in Training (DIT) Grants Program. The theme of the DIT Grants Program is "Supporting skills development amongst doctors in training". The Program provides funding to assist doctors in training whilst pursuing specialist training opportunities in Australia and abroad.
In offering the Program, MIGA aims to:
- Promote the development of medical expertise amongst doctors practising in Australia
- Assist the proliferation of enhanced clinical skills across Australia to improve the standard of care available to patients
- Ease the financial burden on doctors seeking to undertake additional training.
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MIGA's Environmental Policy
In June 2008, MIGA launched its Environmental Policy. The Policy is supported by an Environmental Initiatives Action Plan (EIAP) which outlines the Group's commitment and requirements in relation to:
- Setting and communicating environmental objectives and quantified targets
- Monitoring progress against these objectives and targets
- Regular monitoring of performance against the targets and clarification of responsibilities.
We acknowledge the impact of the printing process on the environment and we only use printers that are committed to protecting the environment both locally and globally.
Our business is very reliant on printed materials but we are committed to ensuring that we reduce our impact on the environment and contribute to creating a sustainable environment for future generations.
The Environmental Policy is an important initiative for the Group and it supports one of our key goals of ensuring that we contribute, to the extent that we can, to initiatives which reduce our environmental impact.
MIGA has an extensive investment portfolio. Given our support for the health care sector we have developed ethical guidelines in our Investment Strategy. The guidelines ensure that we avoid investment in businesses engaged in activities that may negatively impact the health of the broader community. The investment strategy specifically excludes investments in organisations which:
- Produce products or services known to adversely affect the physical and mental health of individuals
- Produce alcohol or tobacco products
- Are involved in gambling services.