Najah Allouch published UOSSM Continues Response to COVID-19 By Providing Oxygen Generator to Area Hospital in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-12-28 12:28:49 -0500
UOSSM continues its response to COVID-19 by providing an oxygen generator to an area hospital. In addition, UOSSM provided maintenance to 11 oxygen stations throughout northwest Syria. Watch the video to learn more.Read more
COVID-19 UPDATE: There are a total of 18,949 cases of COVID-19 in northwest Syria, with 175 new cases reported today. 260 people have died from the Coronavirus. We hope everyone continues to be vigilant about wearing masks, washing hands, and social distancing if possible. We pray for the safety and well-being of everyone.
UOSSM’s rehabilitation centers in northern Syria and Turkey offer physiotherapy and rehabilitation services to those suffering from physical weakness, injuries, congenital or acquired disabilities to improve their quality of life and increase the ability for independent individuals to positively contribute to society. The urology and bladder rehabilitation center is the only one of its kind in northern Syria.
Rehabilitation Services in Syria
UOSSM’s Bab Al-Hawa Rehabilitation, located in the Idlib suburbs in northwest Syria, consists of the long-term care center, physiotherapy center, and urology and bladder rehabilitation center. The urology and bladder rehabilitation center is the only one of its kind in northern Syria. The physiotherapy center has been providing services since 2014.
Long-Term Care (LTC) Center
A nursing home center that provides extended, long-term care accommodations and services to patients with lengthy recovery periods, including wound care, medical treatment, physiotherapy and PSS services.
The center is comprised of a waiting area, physiotherapy equipment room, and different treatment rooms for women, children and men. The center offers services for medical conditions such as: peripheral and central nerve injuries, Guillain Barré Syndrome, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, orthopedic injuries that may lead to movement restriction, or arthropathy.
Urology and Bladder Rehabilitation Center
This is the only center of its kind in northern Syria, which is in high demand. In addition to bladder rehabilitation, the center provides a wide range of services, including cystometrogram (useful in the differential diagnosis of bladder diseases due to spinal cord injuries, congenital malformation in children, and prostatomegaly), urodynamics, diagnostic and therapeutic cystoscopy, diagnostic urethroscopy, laboratory, diagnostic biopsies, operating room for ureteral catheter placement, urological surgeries and procedures.
A child suffering from a bladder infection undergoes a cystoscopy in the Sarmada Rehabilitation Center in Idlib Suburb in northwest Syria.
Shahad was only nine months old when she first visited the Bab Al-Hawa Rehabilitation Center because she could not sit or balance herself. She was diagnosed with Cerebral Atrophy, which is the loss of brain cells, called neurons.
She was admitted into the physiotherapy center to begin physical therapy treatment for her condition. It was difficult to work with her because she is such a young age. But the team continued to work with her and began to see improvement. After five months of treatment she was able to take her first steps! After nine months of therapy she is now able to sit and balance on her own and walk with confidence. Now, she can play just like any other child her age.
Physical Rehabilitation Services in Turkey
UOSSM Turkey is one of the first and primary providers of physiotherapeutic health care for predominantly Syrian refugees in Turkey, with 3 physical rehabilitation centers in:
Oral Health Project Smiles For Syria
Oral Health Preventative Services to Syrian Children Refugees in Reyhanli, Turkey.
The oral health initiative, Smiles for Syria, was launched in January 2020 to make a difference in improving the oral health of the children in Reyhanli, Turkey, with the preventative measures haven well established proven efficacy in other parts of the world. The oral health initiative, which is led by Dr Samira Tayra, Dentist in UK, and in collaboration with a professor from Harvard University, was held in March due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The dental clinic had been running on a daily basis, and approximately 380 children, between the age of 5 and 17, had been seen and received preventative dental treatment by the trained UOSSM Turkey community health workers under the supervision of a local dentist. The goal was to provide dental services to close to 1000 children in a 7 months period.
The project has been very well received in Reyhanli with excellent verbal feedback being reported by parents of the children on a daily basis and a high demand for the services amongst the locals. There has also been great written feedback from the healthcare workers, who have indicated that “the training they received was very useful… and that they feel happy in being able to take part in preventing dental decay in children”.
Each child was provided with:
Najah Allouch published UOSSM Continues to Respond to COVID-19 With Isolation Centers in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-12-16 16:37:32 -0500
UOSSM continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing isolation centers throughout northwest Syria. Please watch the video to learn more!Read more
Najah Allouch published UOSSM Community Treatment Centers Treat COVID-19 Patients in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-12-16 16:32:52 -0500
UOSSM Community Treatment Centers accept patients experiencing COVID19 symptoms. A patient's vitals are taken along with a PCR test to confirm infection with the coronavirus. If confirmed positive, the patient is examined and is transferred to an isolation room and provided with the necessary care. #covidinsyria
Najah Allouch published COVID-19 Update; Cases Continue to Rise in Northwest Syria in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-12-16 16:13:51 -0500COVID-19 Update: On November 16, there were 502 new confirmed cases of the #coronavirus bringing the total to 12,354 cases in northwest Syria. Of the 502 new cases, 50 were staff working in medical facilities and 42 were displaced persons in camps of displacement. 95 people have died from COVID-19.The numbers continue to rise. UOSSM is on the ground responding by establishing isolation centers, providing hygiene kits, which include masks and sanitizers, and nutritious food, training staff on handling the Coronavirus, and providing educational materials to the families in displacement camps on how to protect themselves from COVID-19. We continue to pray for everyone's safety and urge people to please wash your hands, wear masks and maintain social distancing when possible. #covidinsyria
Najah Allouch published Mathna, A COVID-19 Patient at UOSSM Isolation Center, Recovers in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-12-16 16:09:39 -0500Mathna, 36, lives in Atma. He urges those experiencing symptoms of #COVID-19 to take the illness seriously. In the beginning he was experiencing symptoms of a cold with a cough. But eventually he began experiencing more serious symptoms such as a high fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, and the loss of the senses of taste and smell. He went to the #UOSSM Atma Isolation Center. The team followed all the protocols such as sanitization, examining the patient, and providing the PCR test. Mathna was urged to quarantine in his home. The test results came back positive with COVID-19, and he was provided with support and the services he needed. He was informed of the #UOSSM Isolation Centers and chose to go to the center in #Sarmada.We are happy to report that he has recovered from the #Coronovirus and is now in good health. We pray for a full recovery for anyone that has contracted the virus. Together, we are saving lives and building hope.
Najah Allouch published UOSSM Isolation Centers- in Response to COVID-19 in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-12-16 15:51:16 -0500
The displaced population in northwest #Syria is one of the most vulnerable populations in the world. With no access to primary healthcare, #COVID-19 is threatening their lives and the lives of healthcare providers in the area. #UOSSM has responded by establishing isolation centers, providing training on handling COVID-19 cases to healthcare workers, and providing them with essentials such as hygiene kits and nutritious food to strengthen their immunity and fight the coronavirus. The threat is real. Please support our work. #CovidinSyriaRead more
Najah Allouch published COVID-19 Cases Almost Tripled in Three Weeks in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-10-27 12:19:17 -0400
The number of COVID-19 cases has almost tripled in the past three weeks. As of October 26, 2020 there are 4281 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths in northwest Syria. The numbers continue to rise. UOSSM is on the ground responding by establishing isolation centers, providing hygiene kits, which include masks and sanitizers, and distributing nutritious food, to help build immunity, training staff on handling the Coronavirus, and providing educational materials to the families in displacement camps on how to protect themselves from COVID-19. We continue to pray for everyone's safety and urge people to please wash your hands, wear masks and maintain social distancing when possible.
Najah Allouch published COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-10-05 17:55:38 -0400COVID-19 Update: Confirmed cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in northwest Syria. There are now a total of 1294 total cases with 69 new cases in the past 24 hours. No new deaths were reported today. The total death toll from COVID-19 is 14 in the region. We continue to pray for everyone's health and well-being and urge social distancing and mask wearing.
Najah Allouch published UOSSM Prepares 3 New Isolation Centers in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-10-05 17:40:40 -0400
UOSSM prepares to begin operating 3 new isolation centers in Areeha, Kafr Takhareem, and Banash in northwest Syria. The centers will provide health care for confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19.
The centers admit patients with minor to moderate cases, providing them with the medical attention they require, while containing the coronavirus, preventing an outbreak which could be catastrophic. Patients with confirmed or suspected cases are sent to the isolation centers from primary and secondary healthcare centers through a coordinated referral network. Patients are transported via vehicles exclusive to COVID-19 patients.
COVID-19 Update: There are now 725 cases of COVID-19 in northwest Syria, 71 of the new cases were in the past 24 hours.
Najah Allouch published UOSSM Isolation Centers in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-10-05 17:34:36 -0400
UOSSM has established isolation centers throughout northern Syria. The goal of these centers is to ultimately save lives by isolating cases and suspected cases of COVID-19. The centers admit patients with minor to moderate cases, providing them with the medical attention they require, while containing the coronavirus, preventing an outbreak which could be catastrophic. Patients with confirmed or suspected cases are sent to the isolation centers from primary and secondary healthcare centers through a coordinated referral network. Patients are transported via vehicles exclusive to COVID-19 patients. We hope these measures will prevent an outbreak in crowded areas in northern Syria.
Najah Allouch published UOSSM Continues COVID-19 Response with Isolation Centers in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-09-17 15:27:28 -0400
UOSSM continues its response plan to the coronavirus as confirmed cases continue to rise, by opening 2 isolation centers in Armanaz and Harbanoosh in northern Syria. There were 52 new cases of COVID-19 in the region bringing the total confirmed number of cases to 265.Read more
We will continue to do what we can to protect the people from this deadly virus which could cause dire circumstances in crowded areas of displacement. Please support our work to help save lives.
Najah Allouch published First Doctor Dies From COVID-19 in Northern Syria in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-09-17 15:19:18 -0400On September 9, 2020, the area of northern Syria lost its first doctor to COVID-19. Dr. Adnan Jasem was working in Al Bab Hospital where he contracted the virus. Dr. Jasem, 58, was on a ventilator, as he lost his battle with the coronavirus.Dr. Jasem saved countless lives, risking his life in service of others, survived a bombing in his home and was forcibly displaced several times.The coronavirus made its way late into northwest Syria. As of September 10, there are a total of 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three deaths, eight of which are healthcare workers. UOSSM has been working tirelessly on the ground to stop the spread of the coronavirus.Dr. Khaula Sawah, President of UOSSM USA said, “We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Dr. Jasem, he risked his life ever day trying to save others. He survived bombings and displacement but unfortunately was unable to survive the deadly coronavirus. We would like to extend our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to Dr. Jasem’s family. What a loss to the region.”