Support for basic medical care, maternal, newborn and child healthcare and improvement of hygienic standards for local community, and Syrian refugees in the Governorates of Zarqa and Mafraq
Provision of Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Childcare (RMNCH) in Zarqa for both Syrian and Jordanian vulnerable populations. During the second phase of the project (2018), the intervention included access to antenatal, postnatal and pediatric services for all pregnant and lactating women and children below the age of 18, provision of screening to patients for malnutrition, awareness programs and tailored counseling on Reproductive Health (breastfeeding, family planning and Child Early Forced Marriage), labs tests and access to free medication, through a collaborative effort with our local partner, Soldier’s Family Welfare Society, and capacity building for the field staff.
In order to increase the equitable access, uptake and quality of primary healthcare, a Medical Mobile Unit has been established and equipped with the needed equipment for ANC, PNC, pediatric examination and general health visits, hand in hand with conducting awareness activities. The medical team of the mobile unit is composed of a nurse, a gynecologist, a pediatrician, a community health volunteer and an outreach worker.
The Medical Mobile Unit is employed to provide free medical services to beneficiaries that live in remote and isolated areas far from health facilities.
Following II phase, (2019-2020) the project ‘Support for maternal, new-born basic medical care child healthcare and improvement of hygienic standards for local community, and Syrian refugees living in hard to reach area of Zarqa and Mafraq in Jordan‘, aims mainly at the provision of basic medical care, maternal and child care for vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees living in isolated an hard to reach areas through the mobile unit, in the Governorates of Zarqa and Mafraq.
Secondly, building on the foundation of the previous phase, the mobile unit will continue the health care services targeting the most vulnerable refugees and host communities. Moreover, the project intends to strengthen a Community Health Network by providing Community Health Volunteers with outreach capacities and specific skills on how to assist beneficiaries in need of basic maternal and child care.
The overall objective of the project is to improve the health status of the Jordanian hosting communities and Syrian refugees by meeting humanitarian health needs, promoting resilience, and strengthening the national health system and services.
The project is co-financed within the framework of the Polish development cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.