Georgia

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Caritas Czech Republic began its development activities in Georgia in 2008. Initially, we operated in Georgia through local partner organizations, but we established our own branch here in 2015, which enabled us to offer high-quality, timely and well-resourced development aid. Currently, Caritas Czech Republic has its main office in Tbilisi and a regional branch in Khulo, Adjara.

Health Service

In Georgia Caritas provide help to people with autismHealth and social care is our “flagship” in Georgia. We collaborate closely with the local Ministry of Health (MoILHSA), and we fundamentally participate in reforming the Georgian system of primary health care.

We aid the most vulnerable groups of people, such as children with severe disabilities and with autism spectrum disorders. We train physicians to recognize autism in its early stages, organize training for behavioral therapists, and in collaboration with the Georgian Ministry of Health, we implement systemic changes which further improve services for persons with autism.

In Georgia, we also raise awareness of the importance of cancer prevention, and we make cancer screening more accessible. In October 2019, we established a screening center in the city of Zugdidi, which helps to improve early testing of a number of common types of cancer for nearly half a million people living in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region.

In 2020, we also reacted quickly to needs brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. To treat COVID-19, we remotely trained Georgian physicians from rural areas. In collaboration with the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), we built a laboratory information center for efficient surveillance of COVID-19 and also an integrated system which manages the electronic queue for vaccination against COVID-19.

Rural Development and Responsible Waste Management

Georgian farmersIn remote mountain areas, where the majority of people are dependent on agriculture for their livelihood, we support local businesses, and we create new jobs so that locals do not have to leave their home region. For example, we helped build an organic farm and a traditional crafts studio. In the upper Adjara region, we helped create more than 200 jobs.

In the Georgian mountain areas, we help to develop waste management infrastructure and raise local awareness of waste sorting and recycling.

Read more about the mission in Georgia

Nana from Georgia could increase the honey production thanks to our support
March 22, 2022 News

Nana from Georgia could increase the honey production thanks to our support

Nana Dvalidze from the Georgian province of Racha is one of the entrepreneurs supported by Caritas Czech Republic as part of our initiative to help the country recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Nana focuses primarily on beekeeping and she could increase honey production thanks to our support.

Meet the women of Caritas Czech Republic
March 7, 2022 News

Meet the women of Caritas Czech Republic

They live in different countries, sometimes ten thousand kilometres apart. Yet they have many things in common. Women who work at the Caritas Czech Republic and women who have received support from Caritas to get back on their feet. Who are the women of the Caritas Czech Republic and what do they wish for International Women's Day?

Thanks to financial assistance, Teimuraz was able to modernize his hotel in Georgia
February 21, 2022 News

Thanks to financial assistance, Teimuraz was able to modernize his hotel in Georgia

One of the long term projects supported by the Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia is supporting the small and medium-sized enterprises in the Racha province. Thanks to our help, local people can stay in the region and continue working in the sectors traditional to the area - as well as Teimuraz, who has opened a small hotel here.

S-case telemedicine device proved efficient for rural primary health care ambulatories
January 21, 2022 CCR-Georgia

S-case telemedicine device proved efficient for rural primary health care ambulatories

After four months, team of Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) and S-case company from Slovakia successfully concluded the project aiming at pilot testing of S-case multifunctional telemedicine device. It was proven that this device is efficient for primary health care facilities located in rural areas as it increases the productivity of healthcare providers, detects new cases of different non-communicable diseases, and as it enables fast and accurate data-sharing and storage in electronic format.