Georgia

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We have been working in Georgia since 2008, originally working through local partner organisations. We opened our own country office in Georgia in 2015. We focus mainly on the development of the healthcare sector, increasing access and quality of care, especially in rural areas. At the same time, we are dedicated to the development of social services, especially care for people with disabilities. In collaboration with the local Ministry of Health, we are bringing about systemic changes in health and social services.

In poor rural areas, we are helping people to secure their livelihoods, especially by supporting small businesses. We are also working on environmental protection and effective waste management.

In Georgia Caritas helps people with autism.Healthcare

Increasing the quality and access to healthcare is our focus in Georgia. In collaboration with the local Ministry of Health, we bring systemic changes and fundamentally participate in reforming the Georgian system of primary health care. We have also made cancer screening more accessible and established a screening center in Zugdidi. We are working further to secure access to modern methods of prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer in rural areas. Another part of our work focuses on wider detection of HIV.

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, we reacted quickly and trained Georgian physicians from rural areas in COVID-19 management, and built a laboratory information center for efficient surveillance of COVID-19. We also played a key role in the organization of the vaccination process.

Social care.Social Care

We have been aiding the most vulnerable groups of people, such as children with autism spectrum disorders. We trained physicians to recognize autism in its early stages, organized training for behavioral therapists, and in collaboration with the Georgian Ministry of Health, we implemented systemic changes which further improve services for persons with autism. We are working on reform in state run care for the disabled moving away from large boarding houses to individual care is small homes.

Rural Development and Responsible Waste Management

In remote areas, we support local businesses and created new jobs so that people do not need to leave these regions for work. For example, we helped build an organic farm and a traditional crafts studio. We also support sustainable cattle farming. In the Georgian mountain areas, we help to develop waste management infrastructure and raise local awareness of waste sorting and recycling. We have procured garbage trucks and are supporting infrastructural development for waste collecting, separation and recycling.

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