January 2019



UOSSM-Canada Hosts Symposium on Global Healthcare and Receives Award from Member of Parliament

Over the course of January, UOSSM-Canada prepared to host its largest event of the year: the Annual General Meeting. This year's event also featured a Symposium on Global Healthcare, a series of seminars for continuing medical education. The preparation culminated in a successful event on February 2nd, wherein experts delivered seminars on issues of relevance to global health, including obesity, bariatric surgery, trauma, diabetes and mental health. UOSSM-Canada received an award from Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid.

UOSSM Advocates for Aid Amidst Harsh Winter Conditions in Northern Syria and Lebanon.

Last month, the snowstorm “Norma” battered Northern Syria and North Eastern Lebanon with heavy snow, rain and strong winds. While UOSSM continues to provide medical relief (above), hundreds of refugee camps and settlements in the area from the Akkar Plain to Bekaa Valley were devastated by the storm. The camps house thousands of Syrian refugees in little more than tents and improvised wooden structures. UOSSM called upon the international community and NGOs to deploy rapid response teams immediately and upgrade the refugee's housing to shelters/locations that can sufficiently handle these harsh environmental conditions.

UOSSM Protection Team Responds to Flooding Emergency in Northern Syria

UOSSM Protection Teams responded to the flooding emergency in Northern Syria by registering children affected to receive assistance, clothing, and winter kits from UNICEF. Many homes, tents, and personal belongings were destroyed by the torrential rainfall and floods, leading to difficult living conditions, particularly for internally displaced people. In addition, the UOSSM Protection Teams registered special needs children, unattended children and children separated from their families to receive the appropriate services.

Members from the UOSSM Board of Directors Visit Turkey Centres for Quality Assurance

Representatives from UOSSM’s Board of Directors visited centers in Turkey as part of the yearly action plan. The board members met with the executive management team at UOSSM headquarters in Gaziantep, Turkey and visited centres delivering physiotherapy and mental health and psychosocial support services for quality assurance. 

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UOSSM Celebrates Seven Years of Humanitarian Work

Over the past seven years, UOSSM has successfully executed projects and formed partnerships with international donors, international organizations, United Nations affiliates, and local and international nonprofit organizations, based on international standards. With your support, UOSSM has been providing quality medical services to those who need it most. UOSSM would like to thank its supporters and donors for their constant support and trust of UOSSM’s humanitarian work. For more details, review our 2018 portfolio.


Year in Review: UOSSM's Bab Al-Hawa Hospital Provides Services to almost 1 Million

UOSSM Bab Al-Hawa Hospital was established in 2012 with the mission of providing emergency services to the largest possible number of patients via the emergency department and emergency surgery department. Currently the largest specialty hospital inside Syria, Bab-Al-Hawa has expanded to contain 14 departments, the largest being the specialty surgery department, consisting of 9 operating rooms including a cardiac care room. Bab-Al-Hawa also has 14 outpatient clinics making it one of the largest hospitals in Northern Syria and has provided care to almost 1 million patients since establishment. BHH is supported by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center.


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 2017, UOSSM supported 18 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to 250,000 patients in 2017
  • In 2017, 175,000 beneficiaries were provided with nutrition services focused on women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support provided care to 22,955 beneficiaries in 2017
  • UOSSM Protection services were provided to 75,564 in 2017


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.

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