OCTOBER 2016

 
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UOSSM Canada News:
 
UOSSM Canada's Aid Container Arrives At The UOSSM Distribution Centre in Syria:
A  container full of medical supplies, sorted and packed by Canadian volunteers, successfully arrived at the UOSSM warehouse in Syria on October 30. 

UOSSM Canada Sponsors A Petition To The Canadian Government 
















UOSSM sponsors a petition to the Canadian Government; calling on Canada to increase its humanitarian commitment in Syria and do more to protect aid workers.
Sign The Petition
UOSSM Canada's Annual Meeting On December 4



UOSSM Canada will be holding it's annual meeting on December 4, 2016. We will be presenting the latest data collected by UOSSM inside Syria on: War related injuries and medical capacity in Syria, impact on children and vulnerable groups, attacks against hospitals and medical personnel, Aleppo’s medical infrastructure, mental health programs and outcomes, training new medical personnel / capacity building, innovation in the field, upcoming trends and urgent needs.
 
UOSSM International News:

Dr. Tammam Lodami, North Regional Director of UOSSM and the President of the White Helmets met with the President of France in Paris to discuss the crisis in Aleppo. 

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UOSSM Loses Five Medical Staff After Airstrikes in Rural Aleppo
On September 20, 2016, five UOSSM staff were killed after airstrikes in the Khan Touman area. The five medics were responding to an emergency call after a repeated airstrike in the area of southern Aleppo.

This attack came one day after the attack on the  Syrian Red Crescent convoy where 14 workers were killed. 

With these recent attacks, the number of medics killed exceeded 750 - as per Physicians for Human Rights - since the beginning of the conflict in Syria.
 
Aleppo's Two Largest Hospitals Attacked Coinciding With The Medical Workers Strike in Syria
On September 28, 2016, two of the largest hospitals in Aleppo were put out of service after being targeted. 

This attack coincided with the day medical and humanitarian workers inside Syria planned a three-hour work-strike (non-emergency cases only) in solidarity with the UOSSM victims and all humanitarian and medical workers who lost their lives during the conflict. UOSSM staff participated in the strike.
 
UOSSM Obtains License For First Mental Health Care Center In Gaziantep, Turkey
UOSSM proudly announced the license acquisition for the first Mental Health Care Center in September 2016 . The center started providing services to Syrians in the area through its partnership with Relief International and ECHO.

The center was initiated in response to the immense need for Mental Health Care by many Syrians suffering from severe mental illnesses related to the war. The center provides a variety of free services, consultations, and rehabilitation. It is supervised by certified Psychiatrists. Medications prescribed are also provided in the center.
UOSSM Accepts New Registration at the Midwives and Nursery Training Center in Daraa
UOSSM announced the 2016-2017 registration for the southern Midwives and Nursery Training Center. Last year UOSSM trained 124 nursesand midwives students, who took their final exams and graduated with training certificates. 
UOSSM Distributes Medical Consumables and Medications to 12 Hospital in Daraa
UOSSM responded to the major shortage of medications and medical consumables in Daraa and southern Syria, due to the constant shelling and airstrikes in the area. UOSSM has distributed one month’s supply to the area hospitals providing their data of supplies shortage, which was worth of $25,500.
     

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:

  • FULLY operates Bab Al-Hawa Hospital; Major Referral hospital in Northern Syria / serves 14,000+ patients and conducts 1,300+ surgeries per month
  • Partially supports 120 hospitals and 200 medical points with $13M annually in medications and consumables sufficient to operate 130,000 surgeries
  • Treated 825,000+ patients at our 9 primary health care centers and 9 mobile clinics with over 1 million consultations and visits a year
  • Delivered 2,872+ newborns at the Bernas Maternity Hospital and other UOSSM specialized maternity centers in one year

            

     
UOSSM OPERATES:
 
FIELD HOSPITALS
Operates 16 Field Hospitals Serves 50,000 patients monthly

 
EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING
Trained 7,100 students in emergency medicine
 

  
MENTAL HEALTH

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