Increasingly stable, integrated, and health society
A stable, integrated, and healthy society, capable of participating in the democratic process and contributing to Georgia’s economic growth is essential for Georgia’s continued development. USAID programs in this area promote greater integration and inclusion of Georgia’s minorities, women, peoples with disabilities, and internally displaced persons, which will contribute to inclusive economic growth and citizen participation in governance. Improved health outcomes will benefit all Georgians and contribute to an increased sense of personal security. USAID’s increased engagement and confidence building efforts aim to reduce tensions with the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and may help Georgia to make progress toward peace and eventual reconciliation.
Advancing National Integration (ANI)
Oct 2011 – Jan 2015
United Nations Association of Georgia
The project aims to strengthen national integration in Georgia, particularly involving ethnic minorities. It will work with young people across Georgia through practice and participation; increase public awareness of diversity; and support mechanisms for interaction between the government and ethnic minorities.
Health System Strengthening Project
Oct 2009 - Oct 2014
Abt. Associates, Inc.
The goal of the project is to support the Government of Georgia’s health reform efforts, which are aimed at improving the health status of the population, and increasing the quality of, access to, and satisfaction with health services. The project contributes to these efforts by strengthening insurers’ capacity to provide quality health insurance services; strengthening providers’ capacity to manage and deliver quality health care services; and strengthening the government’s capacity to guide and monitor health reforms.
Health Care Improvement Project
Sep 2012 – Sep 2013
University Research Corporation (URC)
The two-year project aims to enhance quality of medical services in the Imereti region with a strong focus on upgrading knowledge and clinical skills of physicians in both outpatient and inpatient health facilities. National-level activities will also be implemented to streamline the health sector regulatory environment and improve access to and use of evidence based medical information.
Georgia Sustaining Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health Services Project – Sustain
Oct 2009 – Oct 2014
John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
The project meets critical maternal and child health and family planning needs while laying the foundation for long-term, sustainable family planning and maternal and neonatal health programs in the private sector. Through private insurance industry plans, existing health clinics and planned health training units, it also promotes a broader range of contraceptives available in pharmacies throughout Georgia.
TB Prevention Project
Jan 2010 – Dec 2014
University Research Corporation (URC)
The project focuses on three major objectives: 1) improve early detection of suspected TB cases (early diagnostics) in general health facilities; 2) strengthen the quality of full implementation of Directly Observed Therapy Strategy (DOTS) nationwide; and 3) limited assistance to recently established private treatment sites nationwide in updating physical infrastructure to meet TB best practice standards, and to improve infection control
HIV Prevention Project
Jan 2010 – Dec 2014
Research Triangle Institutes (RTI)
The goal of the HIV Prevention Project is to support HIV prevention among high-risk groups in Georgia to avert the spread of HIV to the general population. The activities focus on: prevention in primary risk groups such as intravenous drug users; men who have sex with men and commercial sex workers; interventions with secondary risk groups most likely to be infected next (youth); and stigma reduction.
Introducing Addictology in Educational
June 2012 – Dec 2013
System of Georgia
The project was pre-competed and approved for funding through the Emerging Donors Challenge Fund. It is implemented by the Georgian NGO Alternative Georgia in collaboration with the Czech partner, the Center of Addictology at the Charles University in Prague. The project works on the development of the Addictiology curricula/ educational modules and on building the capacity of the three universities in Georgia, including Ilia State University, IB Euro-Caucasus University in Tbilisi, and Batumi State University, to provide quality education in the field of addictology that provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the problem and its differential impact on male and female addicts and users.
Hepatitis B Catch-up Vaccination
Sept 2009 – May 2013
Rostropovich- Vishnevskaya Foundation (RVF)
The project provides vaccinations for a grand total of about 23,000 individuals, including: 3,000 medical students, approximately 13,000 sero-negative healthcare workers throughout Georgia, and an estimated 7,000 adolescents in Tbilisi.
Development Credit Authority (DCA)
July 2010 - July 2020
Loan Guarantee for Hospitals
USAID signed a DCA loan guarantee agreement with TBC Bank for the $8 million loan to Block Georgia. The funding is used by Block Georgia to construct and/or rehabilitate eight hospitals in West Georgia (Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Poti, Chkhorotskhu, Tsalendjikha, Abasha, Khobi and Martvili).
Loan Portfolio Guarantee for Hospitals, TBC Bank
Sept 2010 – Sept 2020
USAID signed another DCA loan portfolio guarantee agreement with the TBC Bank for the $20 million total loan portfolio. The loans to be issued by TBC Bank and covered by the guarantee are intended for private health sector borrowers for construction, renovation, and equipping of hospitals and clinics. The program will primarily address the financing needs of private insurance companies, which are obliged to build hospitals in 27 health care districts across Georgia by December 2011.
Disability Advocacy Project
Sept 2012 – Sept 2014
Coalition for Independent Living (CIL)
The goal of the Disability Advocacy Project is to strengthen disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) in Tbilisi, Guria, Samegrelo, Imereti and Adjara to effectively include women, men and children with disabilities in development programs in their communities; support emerging future leaders of the disability movement, by selecting and training them in each of the targeted regions; and, increase participation of DPOs in government decision-making by enhancing cooperation and coordination between the DPOs, state actors and development programs.
Strengthening Childcare Services and Systems
Aug 2010 – Dec 2013
The goal of the project is to provide protection to vulnerable children in Georgia through strengthened social work and community-based services; increasing awareness of and improving access to social benefits; strengthening family support, alternative care and community-based services; strengthening policy, management, oversight and accountability in the child care system; and creating sustainable mechanisms to prevent and mitigate the negative impact of family violence.
Youth Engagement in Conflict-affected Areas Project
Aug 2012 – Aug 2015
The purpose of this project is to increase engagement in the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The primary mechanism to achieve this goal will be youth engagement through increased communication across the regions, education and skills development. Youth will learn to work together toward shared or common goals, as identified by the youth themselves, while improving decision-making skills and implementing solutions.
Abkhazia Community Revitalization Project
Oct 2010 – Oct 2013
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The Project supports the goal of restoring peace and stability in Georgia through a variety of programs in Abkhazia determined in conjunction with the Government of Georgia and in keeping with the evolving economic and political environment, with a particular emphasis on health care, youth and cross-community interaction. Activities include: rehabilitation of district hospitals, supporting HIV/AIDS prevention, capacity building of healthcare personnel including contact between professionals from both sides of the administrative boundary line; distribution of medical equipment and supplies; supporting computer literacy classes for youth in schools and youth centers; business skills improvement and vocational training for youth; small-scale infrastructure rehabilitation in 15 communities.
Rehabilitation of Minor Roads in Abkhazia Project
Oct 2012 – Oct 2013
This project supports reconciliation by rehabilitating rural transportation infrastructure that will enable Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to return to areas that are currently difficult to access, allowing them to restore their homes and livelihoods. The project will spur economic growth by restoring or ensuring year-round access to farmlands, markets and between communities, thereby providing the potential for increased incomes and communication between ethnic groups. HALO will rehabilitate 16 sites during the first year of the project. This includes nine sites in ethnic-Georgian regions, two in a region with mixed Abkhaz and Georgian beneficiaries, and four in ethnic Abkhaz territory. With the exception of four sites, all sites are in the two southernmost regions of Abkhazia, Tkvarcheli and Gali.
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