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Jul 2, 2020

Our Response During COVID-19 in Mosul - July 2020 report

Jiyan staff delivers food baskets in Mosul
Jiyan staff delivers food baskets in Mosul

Mosul Treatment Center

July 2020 Report

 

These past few months have presented new challenges for our community. Our patients, many of whom already suffer from chronic or mental conditions have expressed fear, anxiety, and concern for their family’s health.

In response, our treatment center in Mosul was quick to provide tele-health, and online support to patients when applicable. These methods have so far proven overwhelmingly successful and cost-effective. This has prompted our staff to consider making these types of services more permanent. For some patients, tele-health and online support isn’t enough, and so our staff has provided at-home services when necessary.

 

Impact of COVID-19 on our community and immediate support

While everyone in Mosul has indeed been affected by this virus, the overwhelmingly biggest impact has been on poor communities within the city. To alleviate suffering, our staff in Mosul switched gears and delivered necessary medication to our patients’ homes. For some, food was the most immediate need and therefore our treatment center provided food baskets directly to beneficiaries’ homes.

 

Helping the DoH in crisis

Due to the shortage of basic materials for health professionals, mainly masks and gloves, the Directorate of Health (DoH) in Mosul had requested our help in providing these materials.

The DoH designated certain quarantine centers for patients affected by the virus. Our local staff aided in this by providing juice and water to patients. This simple act prevented much more suffering that could have been caused by dehydration and lack of nutrients during a time when these basic necessities were hard to come by.

 

Stay informed and spread the word

Your support means the world to our patients, and there is more than one way to help.

Share this project with friends and family, and let them know why our treatment center in Mosul is worth supporting. With so many good causes out there, word of mouth is perhaps the most valuable tool at our disposal.

If you haven't already, please consider liking our International Facebook Page for regular updates on all treatment centers and projects: https://www.facebook.com/JiyanFoundationInt

Thank you for supporting our treatment center in Mosul.

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Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 Brings New Challenges - Please Share

03/25/2020

Special Report

Expanding Campaign During COVID-19

 

The global COVID-19 outbreak has affected refugees and internally displaced persons especially hard. Access to food and necessities have become even more scarce in many camps throughout northeast Syria. Many people who were previously seeking work or working are now unable to do so, preventing them from earning any money.

Due to this, we are supporting refugees and internally displaced persons in northeast Syria during this crisis by providing food and necessities. While many aid workers have left the region, our ground teams are working together with other humanitarian workers to ensure that these populations are not forgotten.

Please share this project with friends and family as we continue to provide life-saving necessities to families and children in northeast Syria. Every donation counts and together we can ensure the people in northeast Syria are not forgotten.

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Mar 4, 2020

Expanding Reach and New Staff in Mosul, March 2020 Report

Mosul Treatment Center

March 2020 Report

 

Since December 2019 our treatment center in Mosul has received an additional 75 new individual patient cases. Most patients suffer from psychological problems and post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from the recent history of ISIS control and the war for liberation which followed. Every patient is provided with necessary medication and therapy as pertains to their needs.

 

Public Education and New Refferrals

As part of our mission to provide mental health treatment in Mosul and the surrounding rural areas, our team conducts awareness training and lectures in public schools. The purpose of these lectures is to educate about and normalize mental health treatment while dispelling some myths which surround mental health.

After each lecture our team receives referrals from attendees. Due to our center’s limited staffing and the high demand many new patients must wait an average of 30 days before their first appointment. Over the next 3 months our goal is to reduce the wait time for new patients by hiring more staff to meet these needs. We are currently in the process hiring two new therapists in Mosul.

 

Government Support Remains Limited

Most government-run hospitals in Mosul don’t have the necessary medication and tools to provide treatment. Laboratory tests and surgical operations are limited to emergency cases only, leaving most people with chronic conditions without treatment. Many patients whom cannot find help from hospitals seek out our treatment center.

 

Providing Transportation to Rural and Impoverished Communities

Patients often express joy when referencing our transportation services which remain vital to our efforts. Roads and infrastructure remain destroyed so most people in the area have very limited mobility. Some low-income patients are reimbursed for travel expenses, which they use for food and other necessities while others are shuttled by Jiyan Foundation drivers. To lower costs, we organize transportation to be most effective and schedule patient appointments for maximum efficiency while maintaining effective treatment plans.

 

How Donations are Spent

We are currently collecting to fund the following needs:

  • Medical equipment and medication (We are currently limited in the range of medical assistance we can provide; a larger budget will allow us to expand medical services and provide much needed medication)
  • Physiotherapy room and equipment (balance and training equipment to help patient’s physical rehabilitation)
  • Therapeutic toys and furniture for children (Children often respond well to objects of play, which aide in their self-expression and are essential to recovery)
  • Transportation (many patients are unable to travel to the center, and the growing number of appointments means we will need to invest in transportation)

All donations collected here provide funding for the aforementioned requests and in accordance with necessity and demand.

 

Stay Informed and Spread the Word

Your support means the world to our patients, and there is more than one way to help.

Share this project with friends and family, and let them know why our treatment center in Mosul is worth supporting. With so many good causes out there, word of mouth is perhaps the most valuable tool at our disposal.

If you haven't already, please consider liking our International Facebook Page for regular updates on all treatment centers and projects: https://www.facebook.com/JiyanFoundationInt

Thank you for supporting our treatment center in Mosul.

Links:

 
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