In addition to basic health care, we offer physical therapy and pain management, as well as social support. The project is the only one in the area providing such services to survivors of ill treatment and their families.
Raising awareness of mental health issues remains one of our priorities. We work with communities to prevent violent incidents and build mechanisms to cope with them should they occur, by running psychoeducation sessions and psychological first-aid training in counseling centers, mosques, schools, and other venues in areas that have experienced numerous violent events. In 2021, we scaled up our outreach program with the aim of extending these activities to areas where little medical care is available and reaching a greater number of people.
MSF shares information and expertise on various aspects of mental health with local networks, groups, and both state and non-state entities, to strengthen their capacity and improve referral pathways to our facilities.