· On Reproductive Health: In collaboration with
The Woman and Child Health Training and Research Center, HRDF
has conducted field researches on sexual behavior, reproductive
health knowledge, contraception use among people and update
knowledge of health service providers. For all the service
and training oriented projects, field researches are the complementary
parts of the HRDFs activities; because all these issues
are required to define the current situation and the need
assessments of the target population.
Quality Assessment for Willows Foundations CBS Program
(2000-2001): The purpose of this study has been to assess
the services at referral centers offered to women who are
being referred by the Willows Foundation CBS program by identifying
the factors at the centers which prevent to receive better
services and improving the knowledge of service providers
in order to provide better services at their sites. In this
study, analysis of records and focus group discussions were
used to measure the quality of care. After the assessment,
HRDF and Istanbul University Woman and Child Health Training
and Research Center carried out various interventions for
service providers in Istanbul and Diyarbakýr.
On Refugees: A survey was conducted in 1999 with the refugees
who has fled from Kosova and Bosnia wars and currently residing
in Istanbul. The survey inquired their plans for future as
well as their social and economic living conditions.
· HRDF, starting with 1989-90, has been providing scholarships
each year for 10 students at university level.
· After August 1999 earthquake in Gölcük,
HRDF played a coordinating role in matching the institutions
and individuals who wish to give scholarships to earthquake
victims and students. Currently total of 78 students receive
scholarships in this program.
· By the means of a private firm in Ankara, called
VATECH, scholarships are given to nearly 100 university students
studying in Ankara and who are victims of the earthquake.
· Another private firm, ZEMAN, has been providing scholarships
for a group of university students, who are affected by the