November 2020 NL

UOSSM USA's latest news and updates!

November 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

UOSSM USA Continues Winterization Campaign for Displaced Families in Northwest Syria

Winter is almost here, and for those living in displacement camps in northwest Syria, this is the beginning of a season filled with human suffering and misery from extreme cold and horrible living conditions. Tens of thousands of families are living in displacement camps with little to no access to the basic necessities needed to survive. Many do not even have tents. COVID-19 remains an immediate threat with no ability to social distance in crowded displacement camps, no access to clean water and soap, and weakened immunity due to limited access to food and medical care. These families will be living in the extreme cold with hardly any protection from the outside elements.

UOSSM USA is taking proactive measures to protect thousands of internally displaced families in camps this winter. We want to help distribute tents, warm blankets, hygiene kits, and nutritional food baskets to those who need it most. This initiative will help save their lives and alleviate their suffering. YOU CAN HELP! For $400 we can provide a family of 5 with 1 tent, blankets, and a 3 month's supply of nutritious food and hygiene essentials. This is less than $5/day. Every dollar helps. Our ultimate goal is to raise $400,000 to provide these winter kits to 1000 families. Please support our work and help us provide them with nutrition, shelter and warmth.

Please click here if you would like to support this campaign.

UOSSM Continues Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Northern Syria

UOSSM continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing medical care in northern Syria. There has been an alarming rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. UOSSM continues to provide medical care and has trained healthcare service providers on handling COVID-19 cases. In addition, UOSSM established 12 testing and triage centers outside of 12 healthcare centers, and established 12 COVID-19 Community Treatment Centers. UOSSM has also distributed over 50,000 KN95 masks, provided the Idlib National Hospital with an oxygen generator, repaired 11 additional oxygen generators for 11 other medical facilities, and is providing mental health support to healthcare workers on the front lines. UOSSM continues to provide awareness campaigns about COVID-19 as well, and is continuing with the following measures:

  • Supporting primary health care centers (PHCs)
  • Establishing and operating community-based isolation centers (CBICs)
  • Sterilization of displacement camps
  • Distribution of hygiene kits containing sanitizing and personal care items
  • Distribution of nutritious food baskets
  • Establishing a distance-learning center in Afrin
  • Distributing educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.

UOSSM Operates Two Medical Centers In Cooperation with Kilis Health Directorate

On November 14, Dr. Mahmoud Arek, the Kilis Health Director, handed over two medical centers to UOSSM in Barooza and Ihtimalat in eastern Aazaz of northern Aleppo. UOSSM will operate the centers following Turkish healthcare standards and protocols. UOSSM will manage both medical centers that will provide the following medical services: internal medicine, dental clinic, midwife and pediatric clinic, pharmacy, diagnostic laboratory, mental health and psychosocial support services.

Impact Story- Abd Al Jaleel’s Story: From Severe Malnutrition to Completely Healthy

This baby has been suffering since he was born. He is part of a displaced family living in a displacement camp in the southern Idlib countryside. His father was killed by a bombing... Abd Al Jaleel, 1, was brought to the UOSSM Maarat Masreen Primary Healthcare Center because he was losing weight and did not have an appetite. He had been very sick with infections since he was 4 months old.

After Abd Al Jaleel was examined, he was referred to the nutrition clinic for further nutrition care. His arm circumference was measured with the MUAC bracelet showing that he had severe acute malnutrition. We are happy to report that after two months of treatment and follow up at the nutrition clinic, Abd Al Jaleel is no longer malnourished and is eating well again! He continues to visit the center for follow up nutrition care treatment and prevention.

Together, we are saving lives and building hope.

 

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 2019:

  • UOSSM provided medical services to almost 1.5 million people in Syria and Turkey
  • UOSSM provided primary health care services to over 235,000 people
  • UOSSM provided protection services to over 29,000 people
  • UOSSM provided over 93,500 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on
    women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to over 34,000 people
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to over 1 million patients since establishment through the end of 2019

 

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. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

Copyright © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

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UOSSM USA
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October 2020

UOSSM USA's latest news and updates!

October 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

UOSSM USA Launches Winterization Campaign for Displaced Families in Northwest Syria

Winter is almost here, and for those living in displacement camps in northwest Syria, this is the beginning of a season filled with human suffering and misery from extreme cold and horrible living conditions. Tens of thousands of families are living in displacement camps with little to no access to the basic necessities needed to survive. Many do not even have tents. COVID-19 remains an immediate threat with no ability to social distance in crowded displacement camps, no access to clean water and soap, and weakened immunity due to limited access to food and medical care. These families will be living in the extreme cold with hardly any protection from the outside elements.

UOSSM USA is taking proactive measures to protect thousands of internally displaced families in camps this winter. We want to help distribute tents, warm blankets, hygiene kits, and nutritional food baskets to those who need it most. This initiative will help save their lives and alleviate their suffering. YOU CAN HELP! For $400 we can provide a family of 5 with 1 tent, blankets, and a 3 month's supply of nutritious food and hygiene essentials, which is less than $5/day, every dollar helps. Our ultimate goal is to raise $400,000 to provide these winter kits to 1000 families. Please support our work and help us provide them with nutrition, shelter and warmth.

Please click here if you would like to support this campaign.

Dr. Khaula Sawah, President of UOSSM USA Speaks At University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Convocation

Dr. Khaula Sawah, president and co-founder of UOSSM USA spoke at a virtual convocation at her alma mater at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy where Dr. Sawah earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She spoke of the defining moments students will have during their time in college and the journey of her life. Dr. Sawah shared challenges and advice as a pharmacist and humanitarian, to the students.

Dr. Sawah continued with her speech shedding light on the Syrian crisis and the level of human suffering millions continue to experience for over 10 years, and her journey into becoming a humanitarian working to support the Syrian cause. Dr. Sawah said, " Our lives are guided by what we believe in...guided by our principles. Regardless of your background and support system, if you fight for what you believe in it will drive you forward  no matter the condition, you will create that support system, regardless of your situation. This will allow you to continue your journey and chart your path to your future."

UOSSM Provides the National Hospital in Idlib With New Oxygen Station in Response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and to improve the flexibility and accessibility of health services to communities and individuals, UOSSM provided the National Hospital in northwest Syria with a new oxygen station. The capacity of the oxygen generator should be at least 40 m3 or equal to 150 cylinders (50L\100 bar) in 24 hours. In addition, UOSSM will rehabilitate and update 11 oxygen stations in 11 facilities. UOSSM continues to implement an emergency plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the following measures: 

  • Supporting primary health care centers (PHCs)
  • Establishing and operating community-based isolation centers (CBICs)
  • Sterilization of displacement camps
  • Distribution of hygiene kits containing sanitizing and personal care items
  • Distribution of nutritious food baskets 
  • Establishing a distance-learning center in Afrin
  • Distributing educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.

In addition, UOSSM continues to provide awareness and training on COVID-19 to medical and administrative personnel.

UOSSM Participates in Press Conference on the Spread of COVID-19 in Northwest Syria

On October 28, UOSSM, along with the Idlib Health Directorate, the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU), the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets), and other local NGOs, participated in an urgent press conference. The press conference provided the latest numbers of confirmed cases, deaths, and other updates about the spread of COVID-19 in Idlib, and the response of humanitarian and medical organizations to the coronoavirus pandemic.

Impact Story- Mohammed Suffers From Cerebral Atrophy, But Now He Can Walk on His Own!

Mohammed is 6 years old and lives in the Kafr Daryan displacement camp along with his mother and grandfather in northwest Syria. His father has been missing for over 1 1/2 years. Mohammed has been suffering from cerebral atrophy since birth, making him unable to stand or walk. His family's financial situation prevented him from getting any medical treatment in specialized centers. This made his situation worse. Mohammed's mother heard about the physiotherapy center in UOSSM's Bab Al-Hawa Rehabilitation Center and took him there for an examination.

After many tests and thorough examination the specialists concluded that Mohammed is able to walk but never had the proper guidance or training to learn how since he did not have access to the appropriate medical care. UOSSM specialized therapists prepared a treatment plan for the young boy which began with intensive physiotherapy including balancing and eventually, walking. Mohammed initially had difficulty walking due to his fear of falling. Through perseverance and determination his fears slowly faded away and he was able to take his first steps.  After two months of intense therapy and specialized exercises, we are so happy to report that Mohammed can walk on his own without any fear and without any help, thanks to our supporters who helped make this happen!

Together, we are saving lives and building hope.

 

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 2019:

  • UOSSM provided medical services to almost 1.5 million people in Syria and Turkey
  • UOSSM provided primary health care services to over 235,000 people
  • UOSSM provided protection services to over 29,000 people
  • UOSSM provided over 93,500 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on 
    women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to over 34,000  people
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

 

        

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. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

Copyright © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

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UOSSM USA
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Plano, TX 75074

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September 2020

UOSSM USA's latest news and updates!

September 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

UOSSM USA Continues to Raise Funds to Build 2 ICUs in Yemen

There are over 14 million people in Yemen at risk of starvation and outbreaks of deadly diseases. Five years of conflict has led to widespread destruction of hospitals, healthcare facilities, water, and sanitation systems, and caused over 230,000 deaths, primarily due to lack of clean water, food, and healthcare services. The COVID-19 outbreak in Yemen, within the current alarming frail healthcare and infrastructure, will have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of people in Yemen. UOSSM USA wants to help save lives and support the Yemeni people by establishing two ICU centers to support nearby hospitals to be able to treat the people affected by COVID-19 in Sana’a and Aden. The ICU centers would help provide life-saving support to those who need it most.

Please click here if you would like to support this campaign.

First Doctor Dies From COVID-19 in Northern Syria

The area of northern Syria lost its first doctor to COVID-19 on September 10. Dr. Adnan Jasem, 58, was working in Al Bab Hospital where he contracted the virus. The virus progressed quickly and landed him in the ICU with 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. He is survived by his wife and four children. Dr. Khaula Sawah, President of UOSSM USA said, “We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Dr. Jasem, he risked his life every 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.”

UOSSM Continues COVID-19 Response

UOSSM continues its proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of September 30, there were 1072 confirmed cases in Northwest Syria. UOSSM has been responding with the following measures: 

  • Supporting primary health care centers (PHCs)
  • Establishing and operating community-based isolation centers (CBICs)
  • Sterilization of displacement camps
  • Distribution of hygiene kits containing sanitizing and personal care items
  • Distribution of nutrition and food baskets 
  • Establishing a distance-learning center in Afrin
  • Distributing educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.

In addition, UOSSM continues to provide awareness and training on COVID-19 to medical and administrative personnel.

UOSSM Distributes Medical Consumables in Syria

In response to the spread of the coronavirus and in support of medical facilities, UOSSM distributed medical consumables, medical supplies, lab supplies, and medicines to several healthcare centers in northwest Syria. This initiative was supported by the European Union. 

UOSSM Supports the Central Referral System in Idlib

UOSSM is supporting the central referral system in northern Syria to achieve the highest level of medical response possible to those who need it. The referral system consists of 64 ambulances and 5 specialized transport vehicles for patients in need of kidney dialysis. The referral system has over 190 staff. The ambulances are distributed over 64 points in 3 different regions: Northern Region- 20 vehicles, Central Region-24 vehicles (Idlib and surrounding areas), and Western Region- 20 vehicles. UOSSM continues to provide medical care and medical services to as many areas of Syria as possible, to those who need it most.

Impact Story- Ibrahim Can Now Walk on His Own!

Ibrahim Alissa was born prematurely. His lack of oxygen caused him to develop cerebral palsy. He couldn't crawl, stand, or walk on his own. His lower muscles were very stiff. He began visiting UOSSM's Physiotherapy Center in Gaziantep at the age of 1.

A specialized physiotherapy treatment plan was developed for Ibrahim, with immediate and future goals in mind; to loosen his stiff muscles so he can move more easily, strengthening those muscles, so he could ultimately balance himself and walk on his own. Thanks to our supporters Ibrahim is walking on his own! Together, we are saving lives and building hope.

Please click here to watch the video about Ibrahim.

 

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 2019:

  • UOSSM provided medical services to almost 1.5 million people in Syria and Turkey
  • UOSSM provided primary health care services to over 235,000 people
  • UOSSM provided protection services to over 29,000 people
  • UOSSM provided over 93,500 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on 
    women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to over 34,000  people
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

 

        

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. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

Copyright © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

UOSSM USA
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August 2020

UOSSM USA's latest news and updates!

August 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

UOSSM USA Launches Campaign to Build 2 ICUs in Yemen

There are over 14 million people in Yemen at risk of starvation and outbreaks of deadly diseases. Five years of conflict has led to widespread destruction of hospitals, healthcare facilities, water, and sanitation systems, and caused over 230,000 deaths, primarily due to lack of clean water, food, and healthcare services. The COVID-19 outbreak in Yemen, within the current alarming frail healthcare and infrastructure, will have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of people in Yemen. UOSSM USA wants to help save lives and support the Yemeni people by establishing two ICU centers to support nearby hospitals to be able to treat the people affected by COVID-19 in Sana’a and Aden. The ICU centers would help provide life-saving support to those who need it most.

Please click here if you would like to support this campaign.

UOSSM Launches First Project for Isolation Centers in Northern Syria

UOSSM launched its first project for isolation centers in northern Syria. The project included training medical staff on handling suspected COVID-19 cases. The training was provided to staff in 13 medical facilities in the northern Syria region. UOSSM continues to implement an emergency plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the following measures: 

  • Supporting primary health care centers (PHCs)
  • Establishing and operating community-based isolation centers (CBICs)
  • Sterilization of displacement camps
  • Distribution of hygiene kits containing sanitizing and personal care items
  • Distribution of nutrition and food baskets 
  • Establishing a distance-learning center in Afrin
  • Distributing educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.

In addition, UOSSM continues to provide awareness and training on COVID-19 to medical and administrative personnel.

UOSSM Provides Mental Health Services to Underserved Areas on  Syria-Turkish Border

UOSSM launched a complete package of mental health and psychosocial support services to underserved areas on the Syrian-Turkish border. Services  include outpatient clinics for mental health consultations and the support of two mental health mobile clinics with the goal of reaching underserved communities with vital mental health services. 

UOSSM Opens Kidney Dialysis Center in Tal Abyad

UOSSM, in partnership with the Orfa Health Directorate in Turkey, opened a kidney dialysis center in the National Hospital in Tal Abyad. It is the only center of its kind in the area and provides free kidney dialysis services to patients that suffer from kidney disease.

Impact Story- Baraa is Now a Confident, Happy Child!

Baraa had difficulty enunciating words due to a congenital malformation. Because of this, she had low self esteem and self confidence. She visited the UOSSM Mental Health Clinic in Maarat Masreen's Primary Health Care Center. Her visit showed she had low self-esteem. She was embarrassed to speak in front of her classmates and afraid of being made fun of, because of how she pronounces words. As a result, she would avoid playing or speaking with friends.

A specialized treatment plan was developed for Baraa, which included daily pronunciation sessions at home led by the child's family, and a weekly visit to the clinic. Our team also met with Baraa's teacher to coordinate with her to raise Baraa's self-confidence by encouraging her to participate in class activities. Baraa's treatment ended once she was able to pronounce the letters she struggled with, regain her self-confidence and be able to participate in all of her class activities without fear of being judged. Thanks to your support Baraa is now a happy and confident child. Together, we are saving lives and building hope.

 

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 2019:

  • UOSSM provided medical services to almost 1.5 million people in Syria and Turkey
  • UOSSM provided primary health care services to over 235,000 people
  • UOSSM provided protection services to over 29,000 people
  • UOSSM provided over 93,500 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on 
    women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to over 34,000  people
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

 

        

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. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

Copyright © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

UOSSM USA
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Plano, TX 75074

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July 2020

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July 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

First Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Northern Syria

On July 9, the Idlib Health Directorate announced the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Northern Syria. The Health Directorate provided updates and information on prevention methods to provide protection against the corona-virus.

Please click here to watch how UOSSM is responding.

UOSSM Distributes Over 50,000 N95 Masks to Medical Staff in Northern Syria; Continues with COVID-19 Response

UOSSM distributed over 50,000 N95 masks to more than 29 hospitals and health care centers in response to COVID-19 in northern Syria. UOSSM continues to implement an emergency plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the following measures: 

  • Supporting primary health care centers (PHC’s)
  • Establishing and operating community-based isolation centers (CBICs)
  • Sterilization of displacement camps
  • Distribution of hygiene kits containing sanitizing and personal care items
  • Distribution of nutrition and food baskets 
  • Establishing a distance-learning center in Afrin
  • Distributing educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.

In addition, UOSSM continues to provide awareness and training on COVID-19 to medical and administrative personnel.

First UOSSM Parenting Skills Class Graduates

On July 8, the first class graduated from UOSSM's Parenting Skills Course, which is part of UOSSM’s Protection Program. The course aims to provide families with parenting skills for children, and to teach parents how to cope with children’s issues in an understanding and compassionate way, using positive reinforcement. The course also aims to teach parents about childhood brain development, and how parents can teach children to cope with mental stress. UOSSM’s Protection Program provides services in Dayr Hesan and surrounding displacement camps.

Impact Story- Emad Recovers From Severe Malnutrition

8 month old Emad suffers from malnutrition. He has been living on only synthetic milk since he was born. His family took him to the UOSSM Nutrition Clinic in Maarat Masreen for nutrition care services. He weighed 12.5 pounds and had a circumference of 105 mm on the MUAC (Mid-Upper Arm Circumference) Band, categorized as severely malnourished. After his second visit, he gained a little over one pound at 13.67 pounds and his MUAC measurement went to 114. UOSSM will continue to care for the baby until he is completely better and at a healthy weight. The center provides free nutrition services to those who need it.

Because of your caring support Emad and children like him will receive the nutrition services and other medical services that are desperately needed. Together, we are saving lives and building hope.

 

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 provided almost 2.5 million medical services
  • UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • UOSSM provided over 162,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on 
    women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

Copyright © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

UOSSM USA
101 E Park Blvd, Ste 600
Plano, TX 75074

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June 2020

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June 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

UOSSM USA Participates in World Refugee Day Awareness

On June 19, UOSSM USA participated in World Refugee Day by shedding light on the continuous suffering refugees face every day. After 10 years, they continue to suffer. There are over 5 million Syrian refugees, many living in dire conditions.

Please click here to watch this video about a little boy named Omar, a Syrian refugee who has suffered so much from the brutal war.

UOSSM Continues COVID-19 Emergency Response in Syria

UOSSM continues its emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the following measures: 

  • Supporting 5 primary health care centers (PHC’s)
  • Establishing and operating 4 community-based isolation centers (CBICs).
  • Sterilization of 3 camps (Al-Furqan camp, Al-Wafa camp and Khatin camp)
  • Distribution of over 3000 hygiene kits containing personal care items
  • Distribution of over 10,000 nutrition and food baskets 
  • Establishing a distance-learning center in Afrin
  • Distributing educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.

In addition, UOSSM launched an awareness campaign providing training to medical and administrative personnel.

UOSSM Areeha Primary Health Care Center Reopens

The UOSSM Areeha Primary Health Care Center reopened in June to provide primary health care services in northern Syria. Five babies were delivered on the first day of reopening the center.

UOSSM Mental Health and UOSSM Physiotherapy Centers in Turkey Resume Services

All UOSSM Mental Health Care and Physiotherapy Centers in Turkey resumed services in June after temporarily suspending services due to COVID-19. Tele-health services were being provided during that time. The centers welcomed existing and new patients while adhering to all guidelines to protect patients and staff against COVID-19.

Please click here to watch protective measures in UOSSM medical facilities to protect staff and patients from COVID-19.

Impact Story- How UOSSM Helped Om Ahmad

Om Ahmad fled from Kafr Nobl to Quorqonia after someone she loved died.This caused her a lot of trauma. She started to feel tired and sick because her blood pressure was so high, and she wasn’t able to get her medications. Om Ahmad visited UOSSM’s Quorqonia Primary Health Care Center, where she was examined. The doctor who examined her placed Om Ahmad on a six-month treatment plan, where she will visit the center once a month. She received a special card for patients with chronic diseases which provides a visit with the doctor, testing, and all medications, free of charge. Despite her suffering, Om Ahmad is happy because she is able to get her medicines on a monthly basis. She also has a sense of security because she can visit the center anytime she is feeling ill or tired. We are praying for Om Ahmad to remain in good health. Together, we are saving lives and building hope.

 

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 provided almost 2.5 million medical services
  • UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • UOSSM provided over 162,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on 
    women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

Copyright © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

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UOSSM USA
101 E Park Blvd, Ste 600
Plano, TX 75074

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May 2020

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May 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

UOSSM USA Distributes +3000 Nutrition and Food Baskets in Ramadan

UOSSM USA, in collaboration with UOSSM Canada and Turkey, distributed over 3000 nutrition and food baskets to displaced and families in need in northwest Syria during the month of Ramadan. The nutrition and food baskets included healthy food items that will help them stay healthy and boost their immune system amid COVID-19. The families were happy to receive the baskets, which included nutrition and food items for one month for a family of five.

Please click here to watch the video of the nutrition and food baskets being distributed.

UOSSM Launches COVID-19 Emergency Response in Syria

In response to the severe humanitarian situation and the looming COVID-19 crisis in Northwest Syria (Idlib and Aleppo Governorates),UOSSM continues an emergency response plan with the following measures: 

  • Supporting 5 primary health care centers (PHC’s)
  • Establishing and operating 4 community-based isolation centers (CBICs).
  • Sterilization of 3 camps (Al-Furqan camp, Al-Wafa camp and Khatin camp)
  • Distribution of over 1000 hygiene kits containing personal care items
  • Distribution of over 3000 nutrition and food baskets 
  • Establishing a distance-learning center in Afrin
  • Distributing educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.

In addition, UOSSM launched an awareness campaign providing training to medical and administrative personnel.

UOSSM Supports Advanced Secondary Health Services in Syria

On May 1, UOSSM began providing advanced secondary health services in Syria. The services include urinary tract diagnostic and rehabilitation services in Sarmada, and renal dialysis services, improving the health of patients in Tal Abyad.

Al Salouk Health Care Center Begins Providing Services in Tal Abyad

The Salouk Health Care Center in Tal Abyad has provided medical services to over 2,700 patients since opening in April, 2020. The center includes an internal clinic, a gynecological clinic, a vaccine department, and an ambulance system.

Impact Story- Cancer Patients Unable to Receive Medications Due to Closure of Turkish Borders from COVID-19

Due to the global COVID-19 crisis, many of the Syrian borders with Turkey were closed. This left Syrian patients, who used to seek advanced treatment of cancer in Turkey, in critical need for medicines to treat their cancer. Many of these patients are children. Out of a moral, humanitarian obligation, UOSSM Turkey began this campaign: #SaveALife to provide the medications needed to treat cancer patients. The first ten children began receiving chemotherapy in one of the hospitals in northern Syria. There is a large number of patients still requiring cancer treatment. You can help provide medications that are desperately needed by donating today.

Because of caring individuals like you, UOSSM USA was able to sponsor some children to receive their cancer treatment. 

 

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 provided almost 2.5 million medical services
  • UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • UOSSM provided over 162,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on 
    women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

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April 2020

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April 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

UOSSM USA Launches Campaign to Support COVID-19 Efforts

UOSSM USA launched a fundraising campaign to support COVID-19 response efforts. With the new imminent threat of COVID-19 outbreak in that region, UOSSM has taken proactive measures to help decrease the extent of the Coronavirus outbreak among the populations in the region. UOSSM began distributing hygiene kits along with educational materials about COVID-19 to families in displacement camps and crowded areas, while continuing to provide emergency relief, food baskets, and medical care to those in need.

UOSSM USA is raising funds to continue our response during the COVID-19 crisis to the affected displaced Syrians in the northern region, expand our outreach to the most vulnerable, and protect doctors, medical staff and first responders with the necessary protective gear to safely care for sick patients, so they don’t become victims of this virus.

UOSSM created preventative measures to COVID-19, by providing emergency aid to displacement camps in response to this pandemic crisis. Our response is the following:

Sterilization of 3 camps Distribution of over 1000 hygiene kits containing personal care for women and children The establishment of an isolation center and a distance learning center in Afrin Distribution of educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 for families in areas of displacement.

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UOSSM Provides Aid to Displacement Camps in Response to COVID- 19 Pandemic Crisis

In April, UOSSM provided the following emergency aid to displacement camps in response to the Coronavirus pandemic crisis:
Sterilization of 3 camps (Al-Furqan camp, Al-Wafa camp and Khatin camp). Distribution of over 1000 hygiene kits containing personal care items. The establishment of an isolation center and a distance-learning center in Afrin. Distribution of educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.

UOSSM Opens Health Care Center in Northeast Syria

UOSSM medical staff began providing various health care services in March, in the Khirbet Aljoz Primary Health Care Center. Services provided include; gynecology, pediatric care, mental health care, pharmacy, community health, internal medicine and nutrition services.

UOSSM Launches Remote Psychological Consultations services in Northwest Syria

UOSSM, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, launched psychological consultations services in northwest Syria to provide psychological support for residents and the internally displaced in the area. Calls are received 6 days a week from Saturday to Thursday for 12 hours, from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM

Impact Story- Hanan

Hanan had already been through so much by the tender age of 2...she felt the pain of war... She knew what it felt like to travel for a whole month just to find a safe shelter to live...She knew the pain of displacement at a very early age, and her tiny body paid the price as she was forced to endure the kind of suffering no child should ever have to experience. UOSSM's psychosocial support team found Hanan in a routine visit to displacement camps and discovered that she was severely malnourished. She was immediately admitted to a UOSSM Primary Health Care Center. After months of care Hanan eventually reached a healthy weight and is now able to function like a normal, health child.

This is one of thousands of untold stories of the children of Syria, these children have paid the ultimate price by the effects of the brutal war. Because of supporters like you, these children are able to receive the medical care and emergency humanitarian aid that is desperately needed. Please don't forget their suffering.

 

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 provided almost 2.5 million medical services
  • UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • UOSSM provided over 162,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on 
    women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

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MARCH 2020

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March 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

1000+ Hygiene Kits Distributed in Response to COVID-19

UOSSM USA, in collaboration with UOSSM Turkey, distributed over 1000 hygiene kits to Syrian women and children in camps and areas of displacement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The kits were distributed among three camps. Hygiene supplies are desperately needed as there is limited access to clean water and soap. Among items included in the kits to provide protection  from COVID-19 are soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer and tissues. Easy to read educational brochures about COVID-19, and preventative measures to be taken amid the camps, were also included in the kits.

UOSSM Takes Preventive Measures in Wake of Coronavirus

UOSSM began taking several preventative measures and preparations in wake of COVID-19. Preventative measures include: providing health care providers with personal protection equipment (protective gloves, masks, disinfectants), creating an exclusive phone number in each health center to provide advice and guidance necessary for protection from COVID-19, and training staff on necessary procedures in suspected cases of the Coronavirus.

UOSSM Begins Providing Medical Services in the Khirbet Aljoz Primary Health Care Center in Idlib

UOSSM medical staff began providing various health care services in March, in the Khirbet Aljoz Primary Health Care Center. Services provided include; gynecology, pediatric care, mental health care, pharmacy, community health, internal medicine and nutrition services.

UOSSM Provides Three Ambulances to the Hatay Health Directorate in Turkey

UOSSM provided three ambulances to the Orfa Health Directorate in Turkey in March. This is part of a cooperative strategy within the region.

Impact- How Abd Al Rahman Adjusted to Life With Autism

Abd Al Rahman's mother was very nervous. Her little boy would not respond to his name. She was so nervous that she took him to a doctor to check his hearing, which turned out to be fine. But she still couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. Abd Al Rahman would not socialize, he did not recognize the simplest of things such as colors, fruits, vegetables etc. She saw a commercial on television about Autism and noticed that her son had some of the same behaviors described.

She took her son to a UOSSM Mental Health Center to figure out what was wrong with him. At the age of six, Abd Al Rahman was diagnosed with Autism. His specialized treatment plan included developing his social skills, response and movement among other technical skills. After ten months of treatment his condition improved dramatically. He knows how to select the correct object when asked and socializes more with others. His mother is so happy with his progress. 

 

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 provided almost 2.5 million medical services
  • UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • UOSSM provided over 162,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on 
    women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

Copyright © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

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February 2020

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February 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

Internally Displaced in Syria

Humanitarian Disaster Continues in Idlib, Syria


February was an especially brutal month in Idlib, Syria, as the humanitarian disaster continued. Hundreds of thousands were displaced, schools were bombed, hospitals and medical facilities were targeted, medical staff and doctors were killed. Hundreds of thousands continued to flee the violence and bombardment, with an estimated 500,000 children. There are shortages of medical and humanitarian supplies as people continue to live in cold temperatures with inadequate shelter. UOSSM USA launched the fundraising campaign, "Idlib is Burning" to provide emergency and life-saving medical care to those who need it most.

Since April 2019, there have been at least 78 attacks on medical facilities, and thousands of civilians have been killed and wounded. UOSSM is responding by providing life-saving medical care and emergency aid to those who need it most. In addition, UOSSM has increased the operation of mobile clinics in areas of the newly displaced. Please click the donate button to support the people of Syria.

Displaced Children in Syria Receive Food Kits to Prevent Malnutrition

Collaborative Efforts to Prevent Malnutrition in Syria after Waves of Mass Displacement

In response to the humanitarian catastrophe, with over 948,000 people newly displaced including 500,000 children, UOSSM USA, in collaboration with UOSSM Turkey, provided food supplies to over 3000 families over January and February 2020. Thanks to our supporters, 3000 families were provided with food kits, preventing malnutrition. This initiative is a proactive measure to prevent the spread of malnutrition and is part of the UOSSM Nutrition Program. This will be an ongoing effort to continue preventing malnutrition for the displaced in northern Syria.

Mental Health Services provide social activities for child integration for Syrians in Turkey

UOSSM’s Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Center Offers Social Activities for Child Integration into Society

In an initiative to increase the social inclusion of children into society, the UOSSM Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Center in Reyhanli, Turkey offered several activities for Syrian and Turkish children. The activities focused on eliminating violence and bullying in schools, raising awareness among children on negative feelings occurring as a result of violence and bullying, and approaches to dealing with negative feelings in these situations.

UOSSM Representative meets in Bangladesh to explore future medical projects

UOSSM Representative Visits Bangladesh to Meet with Partners and Conduct a Study on Potential Projects

Dr. Ahmad Dbais represented UOSSM in a visit to Bangladesh to analyze the medical humanitarian situation. In addition, he met with partners for the establishment of potential projects based on the humanitarian situation in the area.

Omar learns to walk again after losing both legs in attack

Impact- How Omar Overcame Difficulties and Walked Again

Omar was playing outside with friends, suddenly there was an airstrike. All of a sudden, his whole world changed. Omar was severely wounded and was transported to a hospital in Turkey. He spent four months in intensive care. The doctors tried, but could not save his legs. The damage was too extensive. Omar had to have both legs amputated.

Omar was so sad, he just wanted to be able to play with his friends and have a normal life without feeling so helpless. Omar started visiting UOSSM's Physiotherapy Center in Turkey. First, he had to go through rigorous strength training, finally he was fitted with prosthetic legs. He learned how to balance himself and walk all over again. Omar was so determined and was able to walk again on his own in a matter of weeks! Thanks to our supporters who help children like Omar walk again.  Together, we are saving lives and building hope.

 

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 provided almost 2.5 million medical services
  • UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • UOSSM provided over 162,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on 
    women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospitall provided health care services to over 1 million patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

Copyright © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

UOSSM USA
101 E Park Blvd, Ste 600
Plano, TX 75074

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