JULY 2017


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July 2017 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA



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UOSSM Activities

UOSSM USA Approved for Medical Mobile Unit in Al Shayah Farms in Southern Daraa

UOSSM USA, a member of UOSSM International, has been approved for a Medical Mobile Unit (MMU) in Al Shayah farms, in southern Daraa, by the UN OCHA/JHF Humanitarian Fund. The project will last for six months, and will directly benefit and provide basic healthcare services to an estimated 8250 internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Al Shayah Farms. There are an estimated 19,240 people residing in the area. The healthcare situation in southern Syria is diminishing rapidly, leaving many without access to quality healthcare. There is a shortage of medical personnel and a major lack of medications used to treat chronic illnesses, while the risk of communicable diseases is increasing. Daraa has the second largest population of IDPs with over 53,000 as of February 2016, with the intense bombardment in certain areas, that number has certainly increased in 2017. Al Shayah farms is a previously uninhabited farm. Internally displaced people used this area for shelter by establishing their own camps. Transportation in the area is extremely difficult as there are no roads leading to the area.

There are no local or international organizations/humanitarian aid serving this area where almost half of the inhabitants are children. The area has a very limited access to food and clean water, and people are living in uninhabitable living conditions. The medical mobile unit (MMU) will provide life-saving and life-sustaining services to vulnerable people who have been displaced by conflict. These people have been without access to healthcare services and those with acute and chronic illnesses have had little/no access to medications. The MMU will travel to populated areas and provide primary care medical consultations/examinations and free medications to patients, many of the free healthcare services that will be provided cater to women and children, such as, reproductive services, antenatal /postnatal care, and awareness education about breastfeeding, and gender based violence. Patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, will also receive medications. All services provided by the MMU will be free of charge.

The MMU will save lives by providing transportation to area hospitals, to those in life and death situations. In addition, the MMU will also follow up on children’s illnesses, and provide nutritional services and supplements such as vitamins. UOSSM USA anticipates that 70% of women and children who visit the mobile clinic will receive treatment. With women's health in mind, the MMU team will have a midwife on staff, and the team will be trained to identify and address women’s reproductive health issues, and childhood illnesses and diseases.

UOSSM USA will coordinate with medical organizations to optimize the provision of the best quality care, and will coordinate closely with the Daraa Governate, the Directorate of Health in Daraa, the UOSSM office in southern Syria, community leaders and the Local Council, and other NGOs/ INGOs as appropriate to ensure complementarity and the provision of the best quality of care. There will also be coordination with the Health Sector Working group. The MMU will be supported by the Jordan Regional Office. This is a major step for UOSSM USA as we begin this endeavor to save lives and build hope in Al Shayah Farms. 

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We hope this newsletter finds you in the best of health. We would like to welcome all of our subscribers and supporters to the UOSSM family. You will receive plenty of new information and updates about our work and activities for this and every month. UOSSM's 1000+ dedicated staff members in the US and abroad are working hard to make a difference in the lives of Syrians inside Syria and in neighboring countries, and to provide the medical support that is so desperately needed. Thank you for supporting UOSSM USA, together we are "Saving Lives, and Building Hope."

UOSSM Activities

Canadian Prime Minister Meets with UOSSM Canada Team to Discuss Hardships of Syrians

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with UOSSM Canada’s Board, among other Syrian organizations, to discuss the struggles of the Syrian people.

UOSSM Opens a Health Care Center in Southern Syria

UOSSM opened a new health care center in Daraa, in response to the growing need for more health care and psycho social support services in southern Syria,
The center will provide health care, community health and some psychosocial support services to 29,000 people in Shayah and Busr Al-Hariri in Daraa. 


UOSSM Distributes Nutritional Supplements to Children of 500 Displaced Families


UOSSM, in cooperation with organizations working on the ground in the area, distributed nutritional supplements to children ages five and under, of 500 displaced families in Allejah, Busr Al-Harir, and Al-Musayfara in Daraa. The area of Daraa is in a critical situation, as many families, especially children, are suffering from malnutrition. 


UOSSM Opens New Physical Therapy Center in Reyhanli


UOSSM, in partnership with the Hatay Health Directorate, opened a new physical therapy center in Reyhanli, which will provide physical therapy services to patients in the area.
The center will also have mobile teams to visit patients that are unable to get to the center, and will have equipment for special needs cases. 


 UOSSM Opens New Health Care Center for Refugees in Reyhanli


UOSSM, in partnership with the Turkish Ministry of Health, opened a new health care center in Reyhanli, Turkey, which will provide family health care services to refugees in the area.
The center will also distribute medications as needed. In addition, the center will offer vaccination services and have blood lab withdrawal services.


Over 50 Civil Society Workers Meet in Workshop of Syrian Network Association


On June 5, a workshop was held at the UOSSM headquarters in Gaziantep, in the first meeting of the Syrian Network Association. Over 50 civil society organizations were present. 
The Syrian Network Association was established to create one voice for various civil society organizations, and to create provisional objectives for members of the association.


UOSSM Offers Six Free Training Courses in Syria


The UOSSM Specialized Training and Qualification program will launch one of its free training initiatives and offer six different training programs to 130 trainees in Syria. The trainer is one of the best trainers UOSSM has.


UOSSM's Programs


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.


  • Partially supports 120 hospitals and 200 medical points with $15M in medications and consumables sufficient to operate 130,000 surgeries
  • 1,000,000+ patients treated at our 9 primary health care centers and 9 mobile clinics with over 1,000,000 consultations
  • 2,872+ newborns delivered at the Burnas Maternity Hospital and other UOSSM specialized maternity centers
  • 130,000+ people benefitted from our mental health care and psycho-social support centers
  • 10,000+ medical staff have been trained and qualified at UOSSM’s BHH and other UOSSM training centers


UOSSM USA is a US federally tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)3 Charitable Humanitarian organization. Tax-Exempt. Tax ID 47-3403988. All donations to UOSSM USA are fully deductible from taxes to the greatest extent permitted by law.

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