Qatar Fund for Development and Qatar Red Crescent Support Primary Healthcare in Al Za’tari camp
Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Signs an agreement with Qatar Red Crescent )QRC( to support the provision of lifesaving Primary Healthcare for Syrian refugees in Al Za’tari camp in Jordan.
As this agreement is a continuation of an already established clinics. The Qatari clinics under the supervision of the Qatar Red Crescent Society have been providing primary health care services for over 4 years and are a major contributor to the health care system within the camp. Qatari clinics are located in Area 8, which has the largest population in the camp. The clinics provide life-saving health services (counseling and treatment) for all ages. It has been providing dental services for the last 3 years, as well as providing prenatal care.
The implementation of this project is following three phases, 1st Phase will include renewing and reviewing Ministry of Health (MoH) and Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC), licensing and registering of the Qatari clinics in Zaatari camps, and obtaining necessary permissions for the new.
The 2nd Phase include assessing the status of the infrastructure and equipment of the Qatari clinics. In order to ensure quality delivery of services and efficient use of resources ensuring all instruments and equipment in the clinic are in good condition and meeting the standards of QRC and QFFD.
3rd Phase where QFFD and QRC will coordinate with UNHCR and Health Working Group in the camp, they will revise the services packages provided in the clinic. The main objective is to ensure that all basic health needs are adequately met.
As the health systems in the Zaatari camp is facing a major pressure on due to large inflow of refugee populations, priority becomes to support the capacity of health care services in the host countries one of which is Jordan to help ensure primary health care services to both Syrian refugees and host communities are effectively provided. Also this support comes in various forms, including direct support through the provision of equipment and supplies, capacity-building and the strengthening of health system. Strengthening surveillance, detection, response and prevention of infectious diseases is a priority, as well as increasing access to chronic disease treatment services. By promoting health care systems, QFFD aims to facilitate the inclusion of Syrian refugees and reduce pressure on services to host communities and increase flexibility.
It’s worth mentioning that a High-level delegation from QFFD visited Zaatari camp in the beginning of this year and to observe the situation in the camp and QFFD funded health programs.