CERF-funded Project

Syrian Arab Republic

Provision of medical emergency supplies for primary and secondary health care for NES as well as support to treat tuberculosis and Non-communicable diseases in NWS (20-UF-WHO-014)

Project overview

Under this project, WHO Damascus Hub will procure and provide emergency medical supplies as part of secondary health care (Trauma Kits, Surgical Kits, Burns Kits) for health facilities in Al Hasakeh, Deir-ez-Zor, Ar-Raqqa. In addition, WHO Damscus Hub will procure and provide emergency medical supplies as part of primary health care (emergency Kits) for health facilities in Al Hasakeh, Deir-ez-Zor, Ar-Raqqa. WHO Gaziantep will support TB services within the PHC services by establishing a referral system of the suspected TB cases from the PHC centers to the three existing TB centers in Afrin, Idleb and Azaz. A total of 40 PHC centers will be included as a pilot (20 center in Idleb + 10 centers in Afrin + 10 centers in Azaz), where one doctor per facility will be trained on case definitions of TB and how to detect cases and how to refer them. The response to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) is multi-faced. WHO Gaziantep will train Community health workers on community-based CVD Screening, including detection and referral to the PHCs. WHO will also coordinate and implement NCD/Prevention campaign activities that will focus on smoking cessation, diabetes, hypertension, etc., and will help mobilize the communities on NCD prevention and screening. At PHC level, WHO is planning to provide refresher trainings on NCD for doctors, including HEARTS Protocol, as well as NCD training for additional doctors who are still not yet trained. Success of NCD will also depend on the availability of essential NCD drugs and supplies according to the NCD Protocol. Under this project, WHO is planning to provide essential NCD drugs and purchase NCD Emergency Kits to support those PHC facilities. This project targets a total of 672,549 people, among which 46,260 People with Disabilities.