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Community Health and First Aid

In 2016, a total of 97,148 beneficiaries were reached through the many activities of the Community Based Health and First Aid programmes.

The programme has 132 active volunteers, and a further 1,107 have been trained in health related topics.

With the assistance of our international partners, JNRCS has delivered the following projects;

  • A consultation project with the Syrian refugee community revealed that women were very concerned about the psychological health of their children, caused by the ongoing war and displacement. As a result the JRCS Psychosocial Support Programme (PSP) provides psychosocial assistance to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians including both male and female caregivers, youth and children. Direct psychosocial support services are provided through guided workshops and group meetings on various topics and themes addressing their different needs. Common topics discussed and themes addressed are good parenting skills, coping mechanisms, improving children’s playfulness, tolerance and trust, child protection, early marriage and gender based violence (GBV). This programme reached more than 36,625 beneficiaries in 2016.

  • A Community Based Health programme was developed, aimed to build community resilience, introduce the topics of Violence Prevention (VP) and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD's) and to focus on behavioural change with the objective of improving health practices in the long term. The programme saw 70 Community Health Volunteers (CHV) trained and deployed within their communities. The volunteers were trained in the areas of heart disease, diabetes, respiratory infections, personal hygiene and immunisation, and violence prevention. The programme reached more than 97,148 beneficiaries in 2016.

  • A further programme seeks to create healthy and resilient communities through empowering communities and volunteers to take charge of their health. The programme focuses on the promotion of healthy lifestyles, prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCD's), violence prevention (VP), improving personal hygiene practices and the importance of routine immunisations. The community health activities include home visits, formal and informal group discussions, first aid sessions to community members and dissemination of brochures to both vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugee families. This programme has run 1,896 Awareness Sessions in 2016, reaching 68,795 beneficiaries.

 

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