The health program aims to ensure primary health care services in the rural and remote areas, with a special emphasis to child and maternal health in under-served districts. It is consistent with national health policies and strategies, and implemented in partnership with the respective Ministries, national and international organizations.
The program aims at ensuring the availability of basic health care services, including mental health, and improving community involvement and participation in health. The behaviour change communication strategy utilizes a variety of mediums, including seminars, person-to-person contact, group discussions, disseminating information and knowledge, and emphasizing certain positive behaviors and practices.
These institutions provide quality health and social care services to rural communities, especially those not covered by social security. The institutions adopt a holistic approach (as defined by WHO) in accordance with national strategies set by the Ministry of Health and in association with local and international partners.
Program policies and health services:
• Institutionalization and adoption of quality insurance systems across all health centers;
• Reinforcing the preventive health policy through community health programs;
• Promoting school health at the cultural complex;
• Managing the patients’ health and social information through a database at all health centers;
• Networking with public and private hospitals and other health services to provide integrated services.
The construction of health centers began in 1985 at an average rate of one center every three years. The network of centers currently covers all the districts of Nabatiyeh and the South, in Jal Al-Bahr, Siddiqin, Shehabiya, Dirdghaya, Aanqun, Kfarhatta, Aayta Chaab, and Deir Siryan. Moreover, routine and specialized mobile clinics travel through remote villages and areas. The number of visitors has today reached 70,000 per year.
The need for the services of the centers grows during crises and emergencies. The services delivered under normal circumstances may be classified into six main categories:
Includes awareness and educational campaigns, in addition to immunization, early diagnosis, periodic examinations, and routine check-ups;
Primary and reproductive health:
Primarily targets women and children in all areas of general health and maternal and child health.
Treatment of chronic diseases:
By distributing medicines according to special schedules and calendars which include visits to dozens of villages at specific dates to keep the patients under constant observation.
These are special cases handled by the foundation which offers them financial and humanitarian coverage through support and follow-up.
Conducted whether at the foundation’s laboratories or through contracts with more specialized centers.
Specialized services include dentistry and ophthalmology.
The services are delivered in collaboration with the international partners, in keeping with our holistic approach to health in both its mental and physical dimensions. These services are provided by a team of competent professionals trained by the mental health professionals training program which the foundation has been offering, in association with NORWAC, since 2008.
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