MIGRANT HEALTH TRAINING CENTERS

“Capacity Building for the Syrian Health Professionals in the Turkish Health System and Supporting Culture-Sensitive Health Services in a way to Serve their own Populations: The Project on the Establishment and Management of Migrant Health Training Centers” that will last for 13 months and signed on February 20, 2017, and carried out by WHO, SGDD-ASAM and Provincial Public Health Directorates of the Ministry of Health, funded by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in Hatay, Mersin, Ankara and Izmir, has two main objectives:

1- Training will be given to 300 Syrian physicians and 300 Syrian nurses in the field of health for six weeks in these centers and following this training, these physicians and nurses will be employed in the Migrant Health Centers. 2- Primary care health services will be offered to Syrian asylum-seekers in the Migrant Health Training Centers in the said four provinces.

Within the scope of the project objectives, a total of 200,000 counselling services are planned to be offered in these four centers. In these centers, alongside physicians from the Ministry of Health, a large number of SGDD-ASAM staff members will also be working. Through this project, the quality of the services offered to refugees at the other SGDD-ASAM Offices in the project provinces and the settlement duration of the cases at these offices will be shortened. In addition, the primary care health services offered in these centers will be supported by psychosocial services.