innovation for Health: Sustainable care approaches to reduce the impact of Covid-19 for vulnerable, elderly and very old people in Armenia, Ukraine and Moldova.

innovation for Health: Sustainable care approaches to reduce the impact of Covid-19 for vulnerable, elderly and very old people in Armenia, Ukraine and Moldova.

The project is the joint effort of two Austrian Caritas organisations to contribute to an improved quality of life of vulnerable population groups in need in Armenia, Ukraine and Moldova in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The project seeks to:

1. improve the health of vulnerable population groups through the provision of quality integrated care services. This includes the provision of homecare services through trained mobile teams: medical consultations through telemedicine in cooperation with medical centres (UM); the provision of food packages, hygiene items and personal protective equipment to satisfy beneficiaries' basic needs; as well as public health risk communication to raise awareness about Covid-19 related protective measures (AUM).

2. strengthen local health systems by increasing the knowledge of staff, volunteers and other local stakeholders. This includes a series of training sessions tailored to the needs identified; exchange of information, lessons learned and best practices, nation-wide as well as across the region (AUM); roundtable discussions on safeguarding and data protection with local stakeholders (UM); and online exchange between experts on issues such as telemedicine, homecare service delivery, post-Covid-19 rehabilitation and safeguarding as well as protection and gender in health.

Target Groups & Final Beneficiaries

The primary target group: Vulnerable, socially isolated persons in need of home care: elderly, especially elderly women, IDPs, chronically ill people (HIV patients), bedridden persons, people with disabilities, people at the terminal stage of their lives.

Number of individuals: 200 in Moldova (60% women), 90 in Ukraine (60% women), 60 in Armenia (95% women)

The secondary target group: Staff and local stakeholders: home care teams, nurses, social workers, project coordinators, volunteers, staff from networking partners, students.

The project is implemented in 4 regional socio-medical centres: Grigorauca; Stauceni; Rashcov and Tiraspol in Transnistria.

Planned duration from: 01 July 2021 to 31 December 2022

This project is “Funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection“ with the support of project Caritas Österreich and Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien - Hilfe in Not

Donors

Project coordinator

Mariana Tanasî
Mariana Tanasî Project coordinator

Caritas Moldova Charitable Foundation

078800229 mariana.tanasi@caritas.md
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