Improving the health status of the Syrian population under temporary protection and related services provided by Turkish authorities


 
 

   

General Information

Title of the action

Improving the health status of the Syrian population under temporary protection and related services provided by Turkish authorities

Priority sector

Health

Implementing partner

Ministry of Health (MoH)

Beneficiary(ies)

MoH, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)

Duration (months)

36

EU Contribution (EUR)

300,000,000.00 EUR - 100 % of total cost. Contracted under FRIT - IPA funding.

   

Summary of the Action

Main objectives

The overall objective is to improve the health status of Syrian population under temporary protection in Turkey.
The specific objectives are to support the Ministry of Health in its effort to provide – directly or under its supervision - adequate access to emergency, preventive, primary and secondary health care to Syrian refugees and, where relevant, host communities; to ensure the availability of and access to healthcare services in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian people; and to ensure increase in demand to healthcare services by Syrian population by end of 2019.

Location

Turkey and in priority (but not restricted to) the provinces of Adana; Adıyaman; Bursa; Hatay; İzmir; İstanbul; Gaziantep; Mardin; Mersin; Kahramanmaraş; Kilis; Osmaniye; Şanlıurfa.

Expected results

1. 500 migrant health units and 26 mobile health units and 5 cancer screening units will be available in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees to provide primary healthcare services for up to 2 million persons.
2. 10 community mental health centres will be available in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees to provide curative and rehabilitative mental health services for up to 1 million persons.
3. 150,000 infants and women will be nutritionally supported by Vitamin D and iron supplements.
4. Family planning materials up to national standards will be available for up to 650,000 refugee women of reproductive age.
5. 6 million doses of vaccine will be administered for immunization of refugee children and pregnant women to decrease vaccine preventable disease prevalence.
6. Refurbishment of 16 new secondary healthcare facilities and increasing the intensive health care capacity of 20 secondary health care premises actively in use in the provinces with high proportion of Syrian refugees .
7. 154 neo-natal, 54 paediatric and 150 adult intensive care units will be provided within the 20 secondary health care premises.
8. At least 960 bilingual health mediators will be hired and 2520 healthcare staff in direct contact with refugees will be trained on migrant health issues.
9. Health literacy and demand for preventive healthcare services will be increased for 2 million refugees through IEC materials developed, distributed and, used in migrant health centres.

Target groups

Syrian population under temporary protection (with specific focus on women of reproductive age and children under five), host communities and public health sector in Turkey.

Main outputs

1. Migrant health units in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees are established and provide primary healthcare services.
2. Community mental health centres in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees are established and provide curative and rehabilitative mental health services.
3. Micronutrient support services for refugee infants and pregnant women are improved.
4. Reproductive health and family planning services for refugees are improved.
5. Improved immunization of refugee children and women to decrease prevalence of vaccine preventable diseases.
6. Mobile health services are strengthened to deliver primary healthcare services and cancer screenings for hard-to-reach refugee populations.
7. Medical equipment, inventory stock and furnishing for newly opening health centres in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees are supplied.
8. Capacity of intensive care units in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees is increased.
9. Healthcare staff, who provides services directly for refugees, received pre-service and in-service training.
10. Information, education and communication materials to increase health literacy among Syrian refugees are developed and disseminated.
11. Syrian refugees are better informed about and referred in the national healthcare system.

Main activities

1. Establishment of migrant health centres to improve primary healthcare services for refugees.
2. Establishment of mental health centres to support mental health services in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees.
3. Supply of vitamin/mineral supplements, contraceptive materials and vaccine to support refugee children’s and women’s health.
4. Provision of mobile health services for hard-to-reach refugees.
5. Supply of medical devices and equipment for secondary healthcare facilities and intensive care units in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees.
6. Recruitment and payment of medical and auxiliary staff.
7. Training of healthcare providers and health mediators.
8. Main activities proposed to increase demand to healthcare services.
9. Development and dissemination of information, education, communication materials to increase health literacy among Syrian refugees.
10. Recruitment of health mediators and other auxiliary staff.

   

Progress of Action as of 27.07.2017

State of progress

Ongoing

Results achieved

1. 273 personnel were recruited in existing MHCs (Migrant Health Centre) and pilot Kilis EMHC (Extended Migrant Health Centre).