September 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA


UOSSM Activities

First Graduation Ceremony for Reproductive Health Protocols Trainees

The first class of 100 trainees graduated from the Medical Education Center after completing the Reproductive Health Training Program. The program lasted for 100 days and included a theoretical section and a practical section. The program was developed in 2018 to train reproductive health providers on protocols developed under the supervision of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Health Cluster. The theoretical section of the program consisted of five units. In addition, the practical portion included multiple visits on the field where the trainees were evaluated by supervisors chosen as per specific criteria.

Qubtan Health Center Opens in Cooperation with Aleppo Health Directorate

In September 2019, Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Aleppo Health Directorate with the goal of providing the necessary support to Qubtan Health Center and to launch its medical services for the people. The memorandum is part of the Aleppo Health Directorate’s plan, in cooperation with medical organizations, seeking to support the region with more health services.

Two Psychiatrists Serve Over 3 Million People in Northern Syria

Dr. Muhammad Sato is one of two psychiatrists serving a population of 3 million people. He works at the Sarmada Mental Health Center, one of two institutions capable of treating patients with chronic mental disorders through their inpatient care. The World Health Organization supports Sarmada hospital, which includes a 20-bed inpatient clinic, outpatient clinic, and also provides an average of 321 outpatient consultations per month.

Medical Equipment Distributed in Areeha

UOSSM, in partnership with the Idlib Health Directorate, distributed medical equipment to medical centers that participate in the referral system in Areeha. This was part of the UOSSM Referral Project. The Referral Project is considered as one of the most important projects currently being executed by the Idlib Health Directorate in 55 health centers in the regions of Idlib and Saraqeb.

Impact Story- Shahad

Shahad was walking home from school with friends, when all of a sudden they heard a very loud noise. They were terrified. The next thing Shahad remembers is waking up in a hospital bed in Turkey. Shahad (13 years old) was severely wounded by an airstrike. Her right hand was amputated and her legs had several fractures. She could not walk and was not able to function without assistance. Shahad spent one year receiving physiotherapy in UOSSM’s Physiotherapy Center in Reyhanli, Turkey. She came in a wheelchair, unable to do things on her own. Thanks to your support and UOSSM’s professional staff and quality care she received, she is now able to use use her left hand and has become self-sufficient! She dreams of a day when she can go back to school, have fun with her friends and claim her childhood once again. We believe all the children of Syria deserve this.


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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