August 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 launches Omran Fundraiser- Save Syria's Children LaunchGood Campaign
The image and video of five year old #Omran who was pulled from the rubble after his home was destroyed in a bombing in Aleppo has gone viral. The young boy covered partially by dust and partially by blood, sits on the large ambulance seat almost in a daze in utter and complete shock. His little hand touches the bloodied wound on his head and as any child would do at the tender age of five, he wipes the blood on the seat he is sitting in.
This image has been distributed throughout the world and was on the front page of major newspapers worldwide. The video brought a CNN news anchor to tears and has brought us all to tears, along with feelings of helplessness. 

What many seem to forget is that this is just one child...thousands have suffered similar fates and thousands upon thousands have suffered worse, including Omran's brother who died from the same bombing 3 days later. #Syria'sChildrenAreAllOmran

We don't have to feel helpless, we can do something about it! We need to show Syria's children that we are not just clicking and looking at these devastating images; but that we are acting. 

Please support UOSSM USA's fundraising campaign by donating generously and then sharing with your friends and families via email, twitter and Facebook. We want to help provide medical care to those children and their families. Please click the link below to joing the campaign. Together, we are saving lives and building hope.

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In the month of August, 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. Supplies, medications and equipment were also distributed to medical points throughout Syria, including hard to reach areas. 
UOSSM Delivers Medical Aid Into Aleppo After Siege Was Broken
UOSSM was able to enter Aleppo, after the siege was broken, with a convoy of seven vehicles filled with medical aid. The supplies, which consisted of anesthetics, bone stabilizers, gauze, and other medical consumables from UNICEF and WHO, were distributed among six hospitals and the UOSSM Primary Health Care Center (PHC).
UOSSM also provided aid to medical facilities in northern Syria in response to the shortage of medical supplies and medications.UOSSM distributed aid to 14 hospitals in Daraa and two hospitals in Quneitara.
UOSSM Launches Emergency Response System in Northern Syria

UOSSM, in partnership with WHO, launched an emergency response system in the Idlib and Aleppo areas, which includes 19 emergency vehicles and 4 medical points in Aleppo, and 4 emergency vehicles in Idlib for the length of four months. UOSSM aims to provide medical services into the besieged areas to reach approximately 13,104 people.
UOSSM Opens Urology Specialty Clinic in Sarmada Hospital

On August 22, the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations opened a urology specialty clinic in Sarmada Hospital in the Idlib countryside, that will provide specialty services in the area. 
Bab al Hawa Hospital is one of UOSSM's major initiatives, offering a broad range of specialty, medical and surgical services including general, thoracic, vascular, orthopedic, neuro, urologic, opthalmic, maxillofacial, E.N.T., and pediatric surgeries.
Through the end of July BHH provided services to a total of 31,893 patients. Among the services provided, there was a total of 2269 minor emergency interventions, 452 emergency operations and 5014 patients visited the outpatient clinics. 
The  UOSSM Medical Training and Educational  Center in Bab al Hawa offered and hosted several training courses in August.
The UOSSM Medical Training and Qualification Center in Bab Al-Hawa offered two training courses in August: “Data Management and Analyzation” and “Human Resources Management”. These were the first courses part of the Enablement of Health Directorates Project in northern Syria.
Many children received support from the project, "Re-enablement of Syrian Children with Special Needs" in the Qah MHPSS Center as well, the pictures below show some of the activities children participated in at the center.  
UOSSM Launches New Mobile Clinics in Idlib and Aleppo
In response to the growing need for emergency health care services new mobile clinics were launched to provide care to the internally displaced in Idlib and Aleppo. There are two general clinics, and six mobile clinics which started operating in July. The clinics also provide psycho social support services, nutritional health services, and a referral system between the clinics.
UOSSM's nine PHC's continue to provide medical health care services throughout Syria. 
Interesting Facts About UOSSM
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.
  • 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 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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