IBC works to ensure the availability of emergency health and nutrition services and the scale-up of high-impact maternal and child interventions in the Al-bab and Dabiq districts. IBC works across Syria focusing on areas where children and mothers are most vulnerable, responding to the immediate needs of the internally displaced people and host communities through implementing partners.
Due to the lack of centers to provide health services in the Al-Bab and Dabiq districts of Aleppo, Syria, IBC will continue to provide mobile clinic and public health center services in 2023, especially for displaced people to access health services.
The projects, which organize with the support of ‘Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the coordination of the 'Syrian Health Task Force' focus on a primary healthcare approach through health facilities and communities. At the same time activities geared towards systems building and enhancing resilience are beginning to receive more attention. IBC’s medium-term response to address the prevailing challenges in the sector includes: Continuing emergency interventions as more areas become accessible for programming, while simultaneously focusing attention on improving the quality of these primary health and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) interventions.
Resilience-building interventions will also feature more prominently in programming, through:
Service delivery: IBC works with other stakeholders to expand the availability of key interventions in the package for comprehensive primary health care, with particular attention to the most deprived areas.
The program is already underway and is expected to continue into the near future. Community and facility-based interventions are crucial and optimal development of children. Contributing to the upgrade of mother & baby care services in a number of secondary facilities. The intervention has led to increasing the operational capacities of the health sector in the provision of life-saving and life-sustaining services to populations affected by the ongoing conflict.
The Dabiq health center, which started to serve in 2023 in cooperation with MSF, has started to meet very important health needs. Dabiq PHC it’s the only PHC in the village and provides health services for the residents and refugees in the area (18000 people). Now there are 18,000 people,388 pregnant women, and 70 NCD patients waiting to get health care services in the village.
The average number of daily beneficiaries applying to the Health Center is 350 people. Dabiq is far from the service health centers, and the people there suffer from very poor economic conditions.
There is only one PHC in the village supported by IBC.
In partnership with MSF, IBC started medical relief in January 2022 covering 5 locations in Al-Bab including; Qatar Village, Al Adath Camp, Tadiff Village, and Tadiff Camp. The project is ongoing and supports a mobile clinic that employs 8 staff: 1 Non-Communicable Diseases Doctor, 2 General Practitioner Doctors, 4 Nurses, 1 Medical Activity Manager, as well as 9 Community Health Workers.