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

General Information

Title of the action

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

Priority areas

Health

Focus priority area

Health

Implementing Partner (contract signatory)

Ministry of Health (MoH)

Action Implementing Partner(s)

Ministry of Health (MoH)

Duration (months)

49 (Starting date: 01/12/2016)

EU Contribution (EUR)

EUR 300.000.000 Contracted under FRIT1 - IPA funding.

   

Summary of the Action

Overall objective

To improve health status of the Syrian population under temporary protection in Turkey.

Specific objective(s)

1.    To ensure availability of and access to healthcare services in provinces with the highest proportion and/or number of Syrian people by the end of 2020.

2.    To ensure increase in demand to healthcare services by Syrian population by the end of 2020.

Location

29 provinces: Adana, Adıyaman, Ankara, Batman, Burdur, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Elazığ, Gaziantep, Hatay, İstanbul , İzmir, K.Maraş, Kayseri, Kilis, Kocaeli, Konya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mersin, Muğla, Nevşehir, Osmaniye, Sakarya, Samsun, Şanlıurfa, Isparta

Target groups

The Syrian population under temporary protection and healthcare staff in direct contact with refugees in Turkey.

Expected results

1.    790 migrant health units, 102 mobile healthcare vehicles and 5 cancer-screening units will be available in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees to provide primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services for up to 3 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.    270.000 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 750.000 refugee women of reproductive age and 600.000 refugee men.
5.    7.218.750 doses of vaccine will be administered for immunization of refugee children and pregnant women to decrease vaccine preventable disease prevalence.
6.    Supplying 113+24 public hospitals with medical equipment and devices and increasing their intensive health care capacity in the provinces with high proportion of Syrian refugees
7.    At least 1100 bilingual health mediators will be hired and 2520 healthcare staff in direct contact with refugees will be trained on migrant health issues.
8.    430 ambulances will be supplied to strengthen emergency health care services in a way to ease access of the SuTP to these services.
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.

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 30 June 2020

State of progress

Ongoing

Progress against Facility Results Framework

TOTAL VALUE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE ACTION (Cumulative Indicators²)

• 3.536 health workers trained

• 13.235.549 primary healthcare consultations provided to refugees

• 4.007.051Syrian infants vaccinated

• 2.502.528 Ante-Natal Care (ANC) consultations

• 719.858 pregnant women who received a minimum of 1 ANC consultation

• 122.581 refugees who received mental health and psychosocial support services

CURRENT VALUE AT THE REPORTING DATE (Snapshot Indicators³)

• 3.254 health workers receiving salaries and/or incentives

• 19,48 MoH physicians per 10,000 population

• 27,94 MoH hospital beds per 10,000 population

• 5,04 MoH intensive care units per 10,000 population

• 10 community mental health centres providing services

¹ The data in this Factsheet is sourced from the SUMAF Data Management System. SUMAF is a Facility monitoring and evaluation services project managed by the European Union Delegation to Turkey.

² A ‘cumulative’ indicator reports the total value of the indicator since the start of the Action.

³ A ‘snapshot’ indicator reports the current value at a particular point in time within a specific reporting period.