January 2018

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January 2018 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA



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UOSSM USA Activities

UOSSM USA's Mobile Clinic is Up and Running!

We finally did it! Thanks to your support the mobile clinic in southern Syria is up and running! We could not have accomplished this without our supporters and for this, we thank you!

The mobile clinic will provide medical care to an area of 19,000 internally displaced persons, almost half of whom are children. The mobile clinic will focus on the care of women and children while still providing other vital healthcare services to others.  Thank you again for your support!  We hope this mobile clinic will bring medical relief and primary care to many people who desperately need it.  The future is bright as together we try to restore hope, health and security in those who have lost so much. Together, we are saving lives and building hope! Please click here to support the mobile clinic. 

UOSSM USA Sponsors Aleppo The Film

UOSSM USA is sponsoring the team efforts of Aleppo The Film, the filmmakers want to create the short film to shed light on the courageous people, doctors, and medical professionals, bearing witness to the atrocities in Syria, and to enable the viewer to see the world in a new way: as a refugee, an immigrant, a doctor...

The short film is fictional but based on the true realities and hardships in Syria, and the struggles doctors still face every day. As the civil unrest enters the seventh year, it has become the worst humanitarian crisis of our time, where one-third of the population is internally displaced, 12.8 million Syrians are in need of medical aid, and over 750 doctors and healthcare workers have been killed. Please click here to support the creation of the short film.

Check out our website for the latest news, press releases, newsletters, and events! www.uossm.us

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

Grand Opening of UOSSM’s Community Mental Health Center in Ankara

UOSSM proudly opened a new community and mental health center in Ankara. The center provides community mental health services and special needs rehabilitation care.

18 Medical Facilities Attacked in Syria From December 26-January 31

At least 18 medical facilities were attacked from December 26 through January 31, mostly by air strikes. Through the end of January, five health care providers were killed and over 20 were injured. In January, there were reports of chemical weapons attacks (chlorine and white phosphorus) in eastern Ghouta, Idleb, and Hama. UOSSM sent out press releases and called for responsible parties to be held accountable and for the international community to put an end to the rise in attacks.

UOSSM Completes Training Program for Civil Defense Volunteers in Homs

UOSSM's Training department completed its training program for civil defense volunteers working in women's civil defense centers in the northern Homs countryside (Rastan-Al-Hawla-Zafarana). The three-section training program was provided to 12 nurses and midwives and offered training in Emergency Care in Women and Obstetrics, Emergency Care in Times of War, and Techniques and Basics of Nursing in Times of War. The course lasted for 10 days and including oral lectures and practical training in local field hospitals. Three trainers from the UOSSM Training and Qualification Department presented the course.

UOSSM Holds Meeting in Gaziantep Launching PHC Program

There was an institutional meeting on January 23, in Gaziantep between UOSSM and its partners and donors to review UOSSM’s medical actions, and to develop programs in collaboration with other sectors. Topics discussed in the health panel include education, food security, issues of health governance in Syria, and the launch of the UOSSM PHC program.

UOSSM Continues to Support Primary Health Care Centers Throughout Syria

UOSSM has been successfully providing and supporting primary health care services for the past six years. UOSSM continues to support four primary health care centers and a labor center in northern Syria, and two PHC’s and a labor center in southern Syria.

UOSSM Provides Series of Training Exercises to Mental Health Staff in Southern Syria

UOSSM launched a series of training exercises including first aid skills training, and gender based violence (GBV) standards to qualify and build staff capacity. The training began in January and provided training to 25 workers in mental health centers in Namar and Saida, southern Syria.

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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