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Saturday, 18 June 2011 21:03


Since 1993, CDPHC has been working on several development programs such as training and awareness projects in all districts in the West Bank and Gaza Strip covering different aspects of environmental health, reproductive health, nutrition, prenatal, postnatal, neonatal exclusive breastfeeding, family planning, midwifery and related primary health care.
In 2002, CDPHC has conducted nutrition studies supported by Care International and partnership with Johns Hopkins University which have contributed to shaping national nutrition policies, programs including dealing with anemia, malnutrition, exclusive breast feeding and related maternal child health messages.

In 2005, CDPHC through its director has participated in developing the health strategy for Hanan project especially designing and implementing community mobilization models such as being involved in conducting complementary feeding practices to identify factors that influence caregivers feeding practices of children under 2 years of age.

In 2008, CDPHC conducted a study on the impact of school nutrition program supported by Care international including anthropometric measurements, blood tests for hemoglobin level in Gaza and West bank funded by USAID.

In 2007-8, CDPHC conducted several training courses in qualitative research and participatory appraisal for researchers and health professionals as part of its role in building their research capacity.

In 2006-2009, CDPHC conducted mothers to mothers, Child to Child, youth to youth health, reproductive health and psychosocial awareness and mobilization projects in different villages of the West bank with support from EU, USAID, Ford Foundation and Norwegian People's AID since 1992 until present.

In 2001-2005, CDPHC was involved in projects in Jenin, Hebron, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Jerusalem areas in conducting health awareness festivals, drawings, cleanliness campaigns and demonstration projects in environmental sanitation in more than 55 localities and villages in the West Bank.

In 2002-2007, CDPHC participated in many USAID funded projects, targeted hardest hit areas especially in the areas of maternal child health and nutrition, and participated in all major health projects nationally and regionally. CDPHC participated also as a key member of the pilot health project in 2001-2003, Maram project in 2003-2005, Hanan project in 2006/7 and other projects through INGOs such s Care International and psychosocial projects and maternal child and nutrition supported by Save the Children.

CDPHC produced many educational posters and health education materials with focus on maternal and child health through different USAID funded projects such as the one with the pilot health project, Maram project and many other projects related to primary health care and environment.