Name and leading organization
Ministry of Health (Turkey), European Union.
Target VG and type of host community
Forcibly displaced people under temporary protection, healthcare providers.
Improving health services provided to Syrians under temporary protection. Micro: Improvement of the health of individuals under temporary protection. Meso: Improvement of the communication between Syrians under temporary protection and healthcare providers.
1 December 2016 – 1 December 2019.
The aim of the SIHHAT Project “Project for the development of the health related services provided by Turkish republic to Syrians under temporary protection” is to support and develop basic health services already provided by the Ministry of Health for the Syrians under temporary protection in Turkey. In summary; by expanding the scope of health services in 28 provinces with a dense Syrian population defined in the project, it is envisaged to increase the service delivery capacity and quality and increase access to health services by the end of 2019. Syrians who have received a temporary identification number can benefit from emergency health, preventive and primary health services free of charge. With SIHHAT Project, European Union has the opportunity to contribute to the services that Turkish Government has already been providing.
Within the scope of the project, the measures to be implemented for Syrians under temporary protection are as follows:
- 178 migrant health centers will be established and put into service.
- 790 physicians, 790 nurses, 84 technicians, 300 support staff, 960 patient guides who speak Turkish and Arabic, and 26 drivers will be employed in migrant health centers, mobile health units and secondary health care facilities, by employing Syrians.
- The secondary level health institutions in 28 provinces where the Syrian population densely will be strengthened in terms of medical equipment.
- In addition to the existing mobile health units, 26 mobile health units and 5 mobile cancer screening units will be provided.
- 10 community mental health centers will be opened in the provinces where the Syrian refugee population is the highest or densely populated.
- Intensive care units for newborns, pediatrics and adults will be established in the second-level health facility in 28 provinces where the Syrian population densely lives, and the operation of intensive care units will be improved by providing special equipment.
- To prevent infectious diseases, 6.255.000 doses of vaccine and Vitamin D and Iron supplements will be provided for 270.000 children and pregnant women.
- Reproductive health services will be provided to approximately 750,000 Syrian women and 600,000 men.
- 2520 healthcare professionals working directly with Syrians under temporary protection will be trained on various professional issues.