We recognize the importance of building the capacity of local medical personnel working inside Syria; empowering them with skills and knowledge to save lives and provide quality care
In early 2012, UOSSM started providing advanced life support courses to paramedics and other medical personnel working inside Syria.
In 2013, with the support of Dr. Raphael Pitti, a physician specialist in emergency medicine in war zones from France, UOSSM established the first Medical Training Center in Bab Al-Hawa in northern Syria; realizing the importance of equipping medical staff and personnel with skills and knowledge on how to deal with war-related injuries and various medical health conditions in the absence of healthcare system.
The main goal of the center is to train and qualify staff with the skills required to treat war-related wounds and injuries, and to help these professionals adapt to the ever changing medical situation due to the crisis.
UOSSM has provided training to more than 10,000 trainees from the local population, since the beginning of the program at its Medical Training Centers in Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon.
- Bab Al-Hawa Medical Training Center, in northern Syria is the largest training center. It conducts 17 different types of specialized courses to doctors, nurses, paramedics, midwives, and other health care personnel. It is equipped with 112 interactive mannequins for all specialties.
- In addition, the Center hosts other relief organizations to provide training programs for their own staff.
- UOSSM training centers were the first to provide specialized training to handle the chemical attacks and decontamination. The Training Department, in 2014, worked on the establishment of 15 specialized points for chemical decontamination in northern and southern regions of Syria and provided the necessary training to deal with chemical warfare.
- Currently, the Department of Medical Training is working on establishing a qualification system for medical staff inside Syria.