TDH It and Soldier's Family Welfare Society (SFWS) have been
working together since 2005. The collaboration consists of four main projects.
Improving the health outcomes related to Non communicable diseases among vulnerable Jordanians in the Governorate of Zarqa through an intergenerational person centred approach to NCDs, which in its first phase included monitoring 800 individuals risks to Non-Communicable Diseases along with providing awareness and free health open days for other community members. In addition to the above, TdH It has recruited sport trainers to encourage the youth and elderly to exercise on a daily basis. The project, sponsored by the Australian Embassy in Amman, is run in partnership with HelpAge International through TdH It implementing partner – Soldier’s Family Welfare Society (SFWS). In its second phase that commenced in May 2016, the project has integrated the activities of the first phase broadening its impact by reaching 1,300 beneficiaries. In its third phase commenced in April 2017, the project has followed up the beneficiaries of the previous phases, targeting 800 people among the beneficiaries with the most critic health conditions. Moreover, the third phase envisage the conduction of nutrition sessions with practical cooking classes.
The organization’s second collaborative project with SFWS is the Syria Joint Response (SJR) that encompasses a consortium of international humanitarian organizations (CARE Nederlands, Cordaid, Dorcas, ICCO, Oxfam Novib, Save the Children, Stichting Vluchteling, Terre des Hommes, War Child, World Vision, ZOA) that work with the rationale of saving lives, assisting the most vulnerable, and improving resilience in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. The project is sponsored by the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and encompasses two distinct phases. In the first phase, 2000 vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLWs) and 2000 children under 5 years of age are being provided with free antenatal/postnatal care and pediatric services respectively. Furthermore, both PLWs and children have access to free medication. During its second phase, started in March 2016, TdH It will increase its impact of the by engaging 7,000 new beneficiaries and the inclusion of children under the age of 18. On the basis of a case study conducted in phase one on “How to ensure knowledge and usage of services by beneficiaries”, distance combined with lack of transportation constituted a considerable challenge for health access. Keeping this in mind, TdH Italy initiated free transportation to and from the clinic for all beneficiaries using services under SJR. The project has ended in February 2017.
In order to increase the equitable access, uptake and quality of primary healthcare for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian communities, TdH It has been running a project since August 2017 with a generous support from the Polish Medical Mission (PMM) targeting 2,504 beneficiaries among women (=> 18), girls (<18), and boys. The projects includes delivering reproductive health services in form of counselling, family planning, lab testing, and access to free medication by beneficiaries. To ensure more community's outreach, a mobile unit will be established and equipped with the needed equipment, hand in hand with conducting awareness activities. Furthermore and believing in staff capacity building for to deliver the best outcomes, a staff training has been conducted with collaboration with the Jordanian Ministry of Health for a total number of 20 staff involved in the implementation of the project.