April Newsletter 2019


UOSSM Updates

Sharing Untold Stories: Fundraising Iftar Dinner

You are Invited! UOSSM-Canada is hosting a community iftar dinner this May 19th. We are excited to unveil our third featured speaker: Dr. Jamal Kaby Koly, who will share #untoldstories from his time on the field in Syria and Lebanon. 

Dr. Kaby Koly has been working with UOSSM since its inception in both management and frontline roles. His roles have included: Regional Director (2013-2015), Trauma & Hospitals Director (2015-2016), Secondary and Tertiary Healthcare Director (2016-2018) and currently, Liaison Coordinator.

Join us as we rebuild hope and keep those suffering in Syria, Bangladesh, Yemen, and other countries around the globe within our hearts and prayers.

UOSSM-Canada is Hiring

UOSSM-Canada is hiring two youth this summer. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect diversity. We will make any reasonable accommodation to support candidates to participate in the hiring process. Please visit our careers page for positions descriptions and instructions on how to apply.

 

UOSSM in Action

UOSSM Signs Agreement with the Ministry of Planning in Yemen

On April 1, 2019 UOSSM signed an agreement with the Ministry of Planning in the capital city. This agreement will allow UOSSM to open an office in Aden and begin providing medical, nutrition, and protection services, as well as capacity-building activities.

 

Dental Mobile Clinic in Rohingya Refugee Camps Treats Over 4,000 in Dire Need

In response to a dire need for oral health services, UOSSM's mobile clinic in Bangladesh has redoubled its efforts in 2019, holding an average of 1,600 dental consultations per month. Roughly half of the beneficiaries per month are women. To date, 4,846 individuals have been treated in 2019. UOSSM has also been involved in training doctors in the Rohingya camps to reduce fatalities and amputations. Watch the full video here.

 

UOSSM Evacuates Patients after Attacks on Medical Facilities 

Two of UOSSM's medical facilities in Idlib have sustained severe damage in the past 72 hours, and UOSSM staff are evacuating patients to neighboring medical facilities. The Kaston Primary Health Care Center in Hama, Syria was hit by an airstrike on May 1 at 11:45 AM. Prior to this, the Alhbeit Primary Health Care Center, the Al Latamna hospital in Northern Hama, Syria, and the Al Madiq Hospital in Northern Hama, Syria were hit by airstrikes and heavily damaged. “A wave of intense bombing has begun in Northern Syria.  Medical staff are evacuating facilities, leaving an enormous population without access to medical care in their most desperate moments," said Dr. Hussam Al Fakir, Chairman of UOSSM International.

 

UOSSM Contributes to Fitting Patients with Orthopedic Devices in Turkey

The team at Conscience International visited UOSSM's Physical Therapy Center in Gaziantep to provide and fit patients with orthopedic devices. The devices, under the supervision of physical therapists, will help patients suffering from diseases such as bone marrow disease and cerebral palsy to overcome their disabilities and be more independent in their everyday lives.

 

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.

UOSSM:

  • In 2018, UOSSM supported 16 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • Bab Al Hawa Hospital has provided health care services to almost 1 million patients since its establishment
  • In 2018, over 162,000 beneficiaries were provided with nutrition services focused on women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support provided care to 14,140 beneficiaries in 2018

 

UOSSM Canada is a federally tax-exempt non-profit 149(1)(l) charitable Humanitarian organization. Registered charity no. 83614 3388 RR0001. All donations to UOSSM Canada are fully deductible from taxes to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Copyright © 2019 UOSSM Canada, All rights reserved.

 

 

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