Project Period: 1 January 2018 – 30 September 2019
Budget Spent: 8,978,466.00 €
Through this DG-ECHO-funded Project, Dünya Doktorları Derneği (DDD), in collaboration with its local partner UOSSM, provided MHPSS, physical therapy and rehabilitation (PTR) and PHC via medical mobile units for refugee populations in Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, Kilis, and Manisa.
The Project reached 17,930 direct beneficiaries for MHPSS, 12,833 for PTR and 4,127 for PHC, providing tailor-made services to the refugees with health professionals culturally and technically equipped to meet their specific needs.
The project addressed a continuing gap in healthcare access as refugees relocating from their registered Turkish cities risked becoming undocumented and faced barriers in accessing services. In response to this, DDD improved its capacity for better case management, and connected refugees to PHC services of the recently established Migrant Health Centres (MHC) and other public health institutions.
The project also provided safe and secure environments where beneficiaries could feel comfortable to ask for psychological support, organising workshops and offering psychoeducation, to reduce the feeling of social exclusion and isolation.