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COVID-19: Supporting NCD patients in Jordan (phase II), WDF21-1825

COVID-19: Supporting NCD patients in Jordan (phase II), WDF21-1825

WDF21-1825
Supporting vaccine roll-out for NCD patients among refugees and vulnerable host populations in Jordan

Objectives

Between 2020-2021, WDF20-1770 worked to support the national COVID-19 preparedness and response in Jordan, supporting NCD (non-communicable diseases) patients among refugees and vulnerable host populations.

In the second phase, WDF21-1825, Royal Health Awareness Society will continue to target vulnerable groups with NCDs affected by the COVID-19 crisis, with enhanced focus on promoting registration for the COVID-19 vaccine through strengthened risk- and health communications, as well as helping the Ministry of Health (MoH) establish a national NCD registry, medication delivery service, and health teleconsultation system.

The second phase will respond to the increased demand for COVID-19 vaccines created during phase one. It will focus on the supply and roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 'building back better' in the Jordanian context during the health system and services recovery process. The implementation of the project will promote a focus on COVID-19 and NCDs by the public health system in Jordan, especially at the primary health care and community levels, whereby COVID-19 and NCDs are prevented and managed for refugee populations and Jordanians through an integrated national response and COVID-19 vaccine roll-out by the MoH.

Approach

  • Improve the knowledge, attitudes and practices among refugee populations and Jordanians towards COVID-19 preventive measures, including vaccines
  • Increase responsiveness of the national health care system and its ability to protect people from the devastating effects of COVID-19 through support of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out and establishment of medication delivery system
  • Support people living with NCDs, specifically older people and refugees, during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic with access to an integrated health teleconsultation system to ensure continuous provision of virtual and/or remote health services
  • Improve the capacity of health care providers to provide support to NCD patients, specifically older people and refugees, through training
  • Enhance the sustainability of the national health response in Jordan by developing a national NCD registry so it can respond effectively to people living with NCDs and complications from NCDs. The NCD registry will function as an important instrument for reaching the target groups with COVID-19 vaccines and ensuring a systematic registration for vaccines for NCD patients

 

Expected results

  • 1,000 beneficiaries reached
  • 10,000 patients vaccinated
  • 12,000 consultations with patients conducted
  • 96 health care providers trained
  • NCD registry established

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF21-1825
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: 
Amal Ireifij
Project period: 
2021 to 2022
Project budget: 
EUR 914,466
WDF contribution: 
EUR 914,466

Expected results

  • 1,000 beneficiaries reached
  • 10,000 patients vaccinated
  • 12,000 consultations with patients conducted
  • 96 health care providers trained
  • NCD registry established