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October 2016 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA
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We would like to welcome all of our subscribers and supporters to the UOSSM family. You will receive plenty of new information and updates about our work and activities for this and every month. UOSSM's 800+ dedicated staff members in the US and abroad are working hard to make a difference in the lives of Syrians inside Syria and in neighboring countries, and to provide the medical support that is so desperately needed. Thank you for supporting UOSSM USA together, we are "Saving Lives, and Building Hope."

UOSSM USA UPDATES
Omran Fundraiser: Save Syria's Children Raises over $10,000!

The image of young Omran never left our thoughts or our hearts. Many wanted to do something, many needed to do something,  so UOSSM USA launched a fundraising campaign in response to the horror Syrian children are facing each day. This was a way for everyone to help provide medical care and relief to Syrian children and their families. Thanks to the generous support of our donors we were able to raise $10,826! This will help provide primary and emergency health care to thousands of Syrian children and their families. 

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  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
  • Specialized Medical Training and Education
  • Research 

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UOSSM Supported Facilities Damaged in Airstrikes
Airstrikes continued to target medical facilities and medical staff throughout Syria in the month of October.  It is literally the most dangerous place on Earth to practice medicine or provide medical care. Despite the hardships UOSSM medical staff and personnel are committed to continue the provision of medical health care to those who need it most, even in the most dangerous situations.

In October alone, three doctors, one paramedic, one nurse and one medical personnel were killed throughout Syria. 

Two UOSSM-supported medical facilities were bombed and damaged throughout Syria. The "Cave" Hospital, near Hama, was supported by UOSSM and other NGO's. The hospital named after Dr. Hassan Al-Araj, who was killed a few months ago.


Another UOSSM supported hospital was damaged by airstrikes in the besieged area of Aleppo. There are only a few doctors and medical facilities left in the area, the situation has become catastrophic.
UOSSM will continue to try to support the besieged areas, and all areas throughout Syria to the best of our ability. 
UOSSM USA Supports Rastan Hospital with Orthopedic Supplies
 
UOSSM USA provided Rastan Hospital in Homs, Syria with surgical orthopedic supplies valued at $5400, to help reduce the medical shortage in the area. 
UOSSM Holds Press Conference in Gazientep
Dr. Zaidoun Zoabi, CEO of UOSSM, and Dr. Khaula Sawah, CEO of UOSSM USA, held a press conference in Gaziantep, Turkey.
On Thursday October 20, UOSSM held a press conference to discuss the medical crisis in Aleppo. Dr. Zaidoun Zoabi, CEO of UOSSM and Dr. Khaula Sawah, CEO of UOSSM USA represented UOSSM in the press conference.  Main points presented were the fierce bombardment on the civilians of Aleppo and the medical humanitarian crisis in Aleppo. 
 
UOSSM Delegates Meet with Government Officials in France
On October 19, a group of delegates formed by members of UOSSM and the White Helmets went to France to plead with government officials to intervene and put a stop to the bloodshed in Aleppo. 
First, the delegates met with President Francois Hollande to shed light on the atrocities in Aleppo.
Next, the delegates were presented in front of the National Assembly and Paris and received a historic, standing ovation in recognition of their hard work and dedication, despite the danger in bloodshed in Syria. 
Later on the delegation held a press conference and presented the latest statistics on Aleppo including the desperate need for medical supplies, medications and support. 
UOSSM Participates in First National Medical Science and Training Conference in Turkey
On October 18-19 UOSSM participated in the First National Medical Science and Training Conference in Turkey.
UOSSM co-sponsored and participated along with other Syrian NGO’s. The conference lasted for two days, with the primary focus of providing medical training to doctors inside Syria.
UPDATES FROM THE GROUND IN SYRIA
In October, UOSSM's hospitals, primary and mental health care centers, UOSSM's Medical Training and Educational Center, along with mobile clinics were hard at work providing services throughout Syria to those who need it most, including hard to reach areas. 
UOSSM MEDICAL TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER
The  UOSSM Medical Training and Educational  Center offered a second Surgical Training Course “Hostile Environment Surgical Training Course” in Gaziantep on October 20-22.
The UOSSM Medical Training and Qualification Department, sponsored by WHO, concluded the training course, “Hostile Environment Surgical Training Course” on October 22.
Dr. David Nott, Dr. Raphael Pitti, world renowned surgeons, along with 13 surgeons from UOSSM Britain Chapter-Syria Relief and SBMS provided the training to 33 Syrian surgeons from 20 hospitals throughout northern Syria. The course was offered in Sanko University in Gaziantep and lasted for three days.
MOBILE CLINICS
UOSSM's mobile clinics continue to provide support to people in many areas throughout Syria, including hard-to-reach areas. The above pictures show mental health assessments of children in the suburbs of Idleb and Aleppo.
 
UOSSM Continues to Operate a Mobile Clinic in the Homs Countryside
 
UOSSM continues to operate a mobile clinic in the Homs countryside in partnership with Magna. The clinic, which provides medical care to all of the surrounding villages, has a general doctor, a midwife, a nurse, a dietician and social health care provider. Consultations, reproductive health services, dietary and nutrition services, and psychosocial and mental health care services, along with prescriptions and medications.
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTERS (PHC's)
UOSSM's nine PHC's continue to provide medical health care services throughout Syria.
UOSSM Opens Two New Primary Health Care Centers in Daraa
In the beginning of October UOSSM opened two PHC’s in the towns of Namr and Basr with the support of UOSSM France for the length of five months, with the goal of providing health care to the citizens of the area.
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:
  • Partially supports 120 hospitals and 200 medical points with $13M in medications and consumables sufficient to operate 130,000 surgeries
  • +825,000 patients treated at our 9 primary health care centers and 9 mobile clinics with over 1,000,000 consultations
  • +2,872 newborns delivered at the Burnas Maternity Hospital and other UOSSM specialized maternity centers
  • +128,000 people benefitted from our mental health care and psycho-social support centers
  •  +9,000 medical staff have been trained and qualified at UOSSM’s BHH and other UOSSM training centers
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.
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