Soins Infirmiers et Developpement Communautaire (SIDC)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||Sin El Fil
Youssef Karam St.
PO.Box: 55391 Sin El Fil
Daou Bldg, Beirut
|Region:||Middle East and Northern Africa|
Other:'Community development: Home nursing care, Education for diabetes patients, Youth participation project, Support group for PLHIV, outreach program among vulnerable groups'
||SIDC is working in the fields of drug prevention and treatment and HIV/Aids prevention.
The organization took the initiative for the establishment of a Regional Observatory against Drugs (ROAD) to cover Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Jordan and of a Lebanese network for NGOs working in the field of drug abuse. In addition, SIDC has initiated a Lebanese network of NGOs working on HIV/Aids prevention.
SIDC was created in 1987 to address the basic health needs of people living with limited resources in the context of civil war.
SIDC Association has started as a provider of primary health care through a services, which responded to demands from all over the country and which later were limited to cover Greater Beirut, due to the difficulties of transportation imposed by the war.
Believing that all individuals are equal and that every individual has the right to health and a healthy life, and believing in the capabilities of communities to collectively and actively manage their problems if empowered for this responsibility, SIDC was aware that this community empowerment can only be relevant if the sense of belongingness to the community is emphasized among its members. Therefore, a health community-based approach was applied to all programs, reaching out for the most in need and the most marginalized groups of the population.
SIDC Programs are divided in two: Health and Nursing programs which cover the education of diabetes patients and the home nursing care; and Youth programs which cover Drug use prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness addressing youth and the general population, Hotline Service on HIV and Drug since 1991, Outreach program among vulnerable population (IDU, MSM, FSW) since 1999, Support Group of PLHIV since 2001, Youth for Health Project in the Bekaa, VCT services, Training for the Peace Keeping Forces (UNIFIL) on VCT and lately SIDC is hosting 1 of the 3 Sub Regional Knowledge Hubs on harm reduction and the Interim Secretariat of the MENA Network on Harm reduction in collaboration with WHO and IHRA