The Qatar Red Crescent has launched the latest phase of an initiative to provide public health services to thousands of people in northwestern Syria.
The Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS), with the support of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), operates a project aimed at providing essential therapeutic and preventive nutrition services to some of Syria’s most vulnerable communities. The stage has started.
The project is expected to benefit more than 100,000 people, including 53,000 pregnant or lactating women and an additional 58,000 children. It operates in 29 villages in northwestern Syria and 24 camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Since its inception, QRCS has been committed to empowering and supporting vulnerable communities in the world’s poorest countries and those heavily affected by war and natural disasters. This project aims to save lives and reduce health problems by reducing the mortality rate of infants, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Charities have introduced mechanisms that enable effective screening for severe malnutrition at all stages. It also provides micronutrients and dietary supplements while directing more severe cases to specialized medical centers. Some of the initiatives are also focused on raising public awareness of proper care of infants.
So far, QRCS has carried out similar initiatives in Syria through educational projects, child nutrition and emergencies, and concerns related to Covid-19. It also helped Turkey’s Syrian refugees, home to an estimated 3.6 million refugees from Syria.
Early in the project, the focus was on hiring and training healthcare professionals and rehabilitating the target center under eight rapid response teams. Each team consisted of one midwife, one nurse, one malnutrition therapist, two community health workers, and one data entry person. The first phase of the project was completed in 2020, with the coordination of local governments and local humanitarian organizations.
Nutrition services are provided through seven centers and two quick response teams to expand coverage and reach the most vulnerable people in remote areas. All services are implemented through the implementation of guidelines approved by the World Health Organization to minimize the spread of Covid-19 infection.
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