August 2022 Newsletter

Tonsillectomies for Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan

Even the most minor of illnesses can become a major burden on refugee families who don’t have the financial means to get the medical care needed in their host country. There is nothing more painful than watching your child suffer without the ability to alleviate their suffering.

To help ease the suffering of the children, and their families, UOSSM USA provided eight tonsillectomies in August, to Syrian refugee children in Jordan, who have been suffering from illness, infections, high fevers, and difficulty sleeping. Four of the patients were from Al-Emirati Camp and four were from Amman.

Parents were put at ease knowing their children will no longer suffer, and the children will heal and lead better lives without constantly being sick.

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                  Local News Features Work of Dr. Khaula Sawah, President of UOSSM USA 

Dr. Khaula Sawah, President and Co-Founder of UOSSM USA was featured on a local newscast in Lexington, KY. Dr. Sawah has deep ties to the area, having pursued her Master’s and her Pharm-D degree at the University of Kentucky in the ‘90s.
The interview highlighted Dr. Sawah’s remarkable humanitarian work with UOSSM in Syria, and more recently in Ukraine. Click here to watch the full interview.
As an American of Syrian descent,  Dr. Sawah felt compelled to begin volunteering with UOSSM in Syria 2012; Inspired by her love for helping others, she went on to co-found UOSSM USA in 2015 which helped to provide medical care and humanitarian relief to those affected by crisis in Syria, Turkey, Jordan, and Ukraine.

HIRS Telemedicine Training to Service Providers in Northern Syria

In August, UOSSM provided physical training to 37 healthcare providers including doctors, nurses, ICU technicians, cardiologists, mental health providers, and data entry staff from four local hospitals. This training will qualify healthcare providers to continue online consultation with qualified health professionals and ensure that they can become proficient in these technologies to deliver medical services for more complex cases.

The telemedicine service is part of the Health Integrated Resilience System HIRS and provides mental health care services through Sarmada and Al-Bab Mental Health Hospitals, pediatric care through the Al-Ekhaa Hospital, and cardiac care through the Atma Charity Hospital.

 Early Childhood Development Programs in Dayr Hesan
In August, the Ahlen Simsim (Welcome Sesame) Center in Dayr Hasan hosted a variety of activities and events that introduced early childhood development programs to the community.

These events were attended by community leaders, leaders of the Dayr Hasan displacement camp, members of local organizations, staff of the health and education sectors, and partners of the Ahlen Simsim Project.

In 2021, the program provided services to over 1200 children between the ages of three and eight. The goal of the center is restoring hope and opportunity to a generation of children affected by crisis, and to enhance their wellbeing, functionality, emotional and social skills of children in conflict.

Healing from Trauma
At just 9 years old, Najam experienced an unforgettable event – his father being injured in a horrific bombing.  Over the next 4 years, the traumatic experience caused him much fear and anxiety as well as the inability to focus. With no end in sight, his mother decided to take him to the Al Bab Mental Health Center for an evaluation.

Najam was entered into the Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT) program which teaches children how to cope with their feelings and emotions from past experiences. The program helped Najam begin the slow process of healing. He gained the skills needed to cope with his feelings and emotions and is finally on the road to recovery. With his determination and the support of the mental health staff, Najam will continue to heal and ultimately have a chance at a better quality of life.

Like Najam, there are countless Syrian children who have experienced unimaginable trauma and continue to suffer in silence. Supporters like you enable Syrian children and their families begin the healing process for a more promising future.

Together, we are saving lives and building hope.

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Did you know?

Since 2012, UOSSM has been providing emergency medical relief and healthcare services to the Syrian people affected by the crisis, working primarily inside Syria as well as with Syrian refugees in Turkey.

In 2021 UOSSM provided:

medical services to almost 1.4 million people in Syria and Turkey

protection services to over 55,000 people

nutrition services focused on women and children to over 184,000 beneficiaries

care to over 40,000 people through our mental health and psychosocial support program

health care services to over 1 million patients  at Bab Al Hawa Hospital through the end of 2019