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Jordan Integrated NCD-humanitarian response, WDF19-1732

Jordan Integrated NCD-humanitarian response, WDF19-1732

WDF19-1732
To reduce the burden from NCDs in Jordan for refugee populations and vulnerable host communities, with an emphasis on diabetes and hypertension.

Objective
WDF19-1732 aims to implement an integrated NCD-humanitarian national response strategy with focus on prevention and access to care for both refugee populations and Jordanians. The goal is to reduce the burden of NCDs, especially diabetes and high blood pressure, among refugees and other vulnerable groups
in Jordan.

Approach
The project will support activities within three main areas anchored
in national health system planning and humanitarian response
actions concerning health:

Prevention
Various activities will be implemented to promote improved knowledge and practices related to NCD prevention, with emphasis on the globally defined and most common risk factors: unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity and smoking. Target groups will also include children and adolescents, and the use of social media and new digital health solutions will be explored.

Treatment
Primary health care services will be strengthened to improve
access to care for people with NCDs focusing on diabetes and high
blood pressure. More than 200 clinics will receive basic equipment,
training of health care professionals, and improved patient record
systems. Screening will be rolled out and treatment provided, both
at clinics located within existing refugee camps and at clinics in
host communities across Jordan.

Policy and knowledge-sharing
The interventions will be embedded in policies and strategies
seeking to integrate prevention and control of NCDs into Jordan’s
overall humanitarian relief efforts. Comprehensive monitoring
activities and implementation research will be part of the project
to ensure documentation and allow dissemination of results and
learnings to other settings in Middle East and beyond, where an
integration of NCD responses into humanitarian programmes
concerning health would be relevant.

Expected results

  • 190 primary care centres strengthened
  •  600 MoH staff of different categories trained
  • 150,000 patients (incl. 50,000 refugees) provided improved care
  • 40,000 people at risk of NCDs reached through awareness activities

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF19-1732
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Middle East and North Africa
Country: 
Jordan
Partners: 
Royal Health Awareness Society
Project responsible: 
Ms Hanin Odeh
Project period: 
2020 to 2024
Project budget: 
EUR 5,239,699
WDF contribution: 
EUR 1,000,000

Expected results

  • 190 primary care centres strengthened
  •  600 MoH staff of different categories trained
  • 150,000 patients (incl. 50,000 refugees) provided improved care
  • 40,000 people at risk of NCDs reached through awareness activities