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Alizadeh M, Abbasi M, Bashirivand N, Mojtahed A, Karimi S E. Nongovernmental organizations and social aspects of COVID-19 pandemic: A successful experience in health policy. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2020; 34 (1) :1180-1183
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-6891-en.html
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Management and Safety Promotion Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran , sa.karimi@uswr.ac.ir
Abstract:   (64 Views)
Background: This study aimed to provide information on activities and experiences of Nongovernmental organizations in Tabriz regarding COVID-19 to develop a framework for effective measures and actions for other communities based on relevant achievements and experiences. 
Method: The Social determinants of health research center of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences coordinated the NGOs to deal with the consequences of COVID-19 disease by announcing, inviting, developing networks and preparing aims and objectives and action plans in participation with the NGOs.
Results: This cooperation and synergy among NGOs led to following results: providing public health education, fund raising to provide health service and food items for vulnerable families, advocacy by writing letters to the governor and the City Council and emphasizing the needs for controlling the epidemics.
Conclusion: NGOs can increase public awareness, change social policies, and provide services and facilities to the vulnerable groups of people to deal with these problems.
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Type of Study: Brief Communication | Subject: Community Health

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