Improving the health status of the Syrian population under temporary protection and related services provided by Turkish authorities (IPA/2016/378-641)

EU funding: EUR 300.000.000

 

3rd Party Contributions N/A

 

Duration: 36 months

 

Beneficiaries: MoH - Ministry of Health

 

Implementing Partners: MoH - Ministry of Health

 

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

 

Main activities: Main activities proposed to strengthen healthcare services:

  • Establishment of migrant health centres to improve primary healthcare services for refugees
  • Establishment of mental health centres to support mental health services in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees
  • Supply of vitamin/mineral supplements, contraceptive materials and vaccine to support refugee children’s and women’s health
  • Provision of mobile health services for hard-to-reach refugees
  • Supply of medical equipment for secondary healthcare facilities and intensive care unit in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees
  • Recruitment and payment of medical and auxiliary staff
  • Training of healthcare providers and bilingual health mediators
  • Main activities proposed to increase demand to healthcare services:
  • Development and dissemination of information, education, communication materials to increase health literacy among Syrian refugees
  • Recruitment of health mediators and other auxiliary staff

 

Estimated results:

  • 178 migrant health centres, 26 mobile health units and 5 cancer-screening units will be available in provinces with the highest proportion of Syrian refugees to provide primary and secondary healthcare services for up to 3 million persons.
  • 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.
  • 270.000 infants and women will be nutritionally supported by Vitamin D and iron supplements.
  • 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.
  • 6.255.000 doses of vaccine will be administered for immunization of refugee children and pregnant women to decrease vaccine preventable disease prevalence.
  • Supplying 850 secondary healthcare facilities with medical equipment 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
  • 154 neo-natal, 54 pediatric and 150 adult intensive care units will be provided within the 20 secondary health care premises
  • 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.
  • 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