October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

UOSSM Activities

UOSSM Organizes “Global Refugees and Migration Congress” in Turkey in Cooperation with Gaziantep University and Global Health

On October 14-17 the Global Refugees and Migration Congress convened in Gaziantep, Turkey to discuss ways to alleviate the suffering of millions of Syrian refugees and support lasting solutions for their cause. The conference was co-hosted by UOSSM and Gaziantep University and was the largest refugee conference of its kind, which brought together hundreds of the brightest minds in government, NGOs, medicine, and academia to collaborate towards finding better outcomes for 5.5 million refugees outside of Syria and 6 million internally displaced persons in Syria. Over 2000 people attended the conference.

UOSSM Organizes Activity at Physical Therapy Center in Turkey

The UOSSM Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Reyhanli, Turkey organized an activity titled “My Relationship with My Child,” to support children undergoing physical therapy at the center. The mothers of patients were also supported through various activities during the event to strengthen relationships between mother and child. In addition, the psychotherapist conducted an awareness session on the topic of “Mother and Child Relationships.”

UOSSM Launches First Advocacy Workshop on Pharmaceutical Drug Control

UOSSM launched the first pharmaceutical drug control advocacy workshop titled, “The Importance of Pharmaceutical Drug Control in the Medical and Pharmaceutical Sectors,” on October 16. The workshop, offered by UOSSM in partnership with the Idlib Health Directorate, was attended by many stakeholders with the goal of implementing pharmaceutical drug control policies.

UOSSM Organizes Group Activities on World Mental Health Day

On October 10, the UOSSM Mental Health Centers in Ankara and Istanbul organized activities for women, children and humanitarian workers with the goal of educating about World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme was suicide prevention, where a presentation was provided along with methods to ensure good mental health.

Impact Story- Mohammed

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw Mohammed taking his first steps!” This is what Mohammed’s mother said after his long journey with physical therapy. His mother experienced complications while giving birth and could not reach a hospital as her area was under bombardment. The baby was deprived of oxygen, causing major damage. He was unable to sit or move at all. His journey with UOSSM’s Physiotherapy Center in Reyhanli, Turkey began a year and a half ago. Now, he can walk again on his own, thanks to your support!


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 and with Syrian refugees in Turkey.


  • In 2018, UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to almost 1 million patients since establishment
  • In 2018, over 162,000 beneficiaries were provided with nutrition services focused on  women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries in 2018


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