The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations #UOSSM, together with , launched the first of its kind, Syria Hospital Survey Report, that will be used as the basis for coordination between the two NGOs, and as an open source for factual-driven needs assessments of medical work in non-government, non-ISIS areas in Syria.
This survey is the first accurate data scheme, since the beginning of the conflict, to provide the necessary needs assessment for setting up human and financial planning structures and the much needed data to help strategize medical frameworks for all local and international NGOs working in Syria.
The report surveyed 113 hospitals out of the 124 hospitals in the area. 59 of the hospitals are in the northern region, 32 in the central region and 22 in the southern region.
The report provides data on the number of hospitals operating in non-government, non-ISIS areas, their distribution in the country, the types of services they provide, the equipment available to them (operational and functional status or equipment and the need for repairs or replacement) and other necessary needs. It also identifies the financial support and human resources available to these hospitals and the workload involved for the healthcare workers.