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Al Hasakah, Syria

Initial Training: Group 1

Syria is a country that has been in a great health crisis for many years. Unfortunately, it was unsafe for us to travel to Syria. However, this provided us with the opportunity to implement our first virtual training program. We partnered with the Al-Khaboor Association, an organization that works on providing health education, awareness initiatives, psychological support, and resources to the Al Hasakah community, to successfully train 10 new Community Health Workers (CHWs).

Training Topics

  • Hypertension
  • Nutrition
  • Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Water Filtration & Disinfection
  • First Aid
  • Dental Health
  • Examining & Caring for a Sick Person

This marked IHELP’s inaugural virtual training session! Following the training, Community Health Workers (CHWs) swiftly initiated projects across three Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, imparting essential health education to more than 50 individuals. The knowledge and skills acquired during the training are now actively combating preventable diseases within these camps, which frequently grapple with elevated rates of infectious diseases, inadequate nutrition, and substandard sanitation and hygiene practices.

 

Where:

Syria

Date:

Feb - Mar 2022

# of Trained CHWs:

10

Focus:

Initial Training (Virtual)

Initial Training: Group 2

In 2022, International HELP formed a partnership with the Al-Khaboor Association and piloted their first virtual training. The success of this project allowed IHELP to implement a second virtual training that spanned 4 weeks and enabled the training of 24 new Community Health Workers (CHWs). Virtual training has proved to be a successful way of providing health education and prevention to communities in need, despite the inability to conduct in-person training. IHELP provided health education and prevention on topics such as first aid, nutrition, mental health, and other significant topics to the Al-Khaboor Association.

Training Topics

  • How to Examine & Take Care of a Sick Person
  • Vital Signs
  • Hypertension
  • Malnutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke
  • Bleeding & Wounds
  • Heart Attack & Stroke
  • Water Sanitation
  • Cholera
  • Maternal Health
  • Influenza & Common Sicknesses

I benefited from the training by training people close to me, including friends and family, about community health, which had a positive impact on people’s health.

– CHW from Syria

Where:

Syria

Date:

April 2023

# of Trained CHWs:

24

Focus:

Initial Training (Virtual)

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