UOSSM is pleased to announce the opening of a new mental health centre in Gazientep on Dec. 28, 2015. This centre will provide psychosocial services free of charge to Syrian refugees. The centre also includes a team of professionals that deliver psychosocial services at different educational institutions in the area to help serve the needs of refugees who are not able to make it to the centre.
UOSSM participated at the Protecting Hospital and Healthcare Workers Conference in Geneva on Dec. 11, 2015, hosted by UOSSM Switzerland. Alongside a presentation by UOSSM-Canada's Dr. Anas Al Kassem, four other medical relief organizations (SEMA, Sham, SAMS, PAC) also presented about the alarming attacks on healthcare in Syria and the extensive loss of medical infrastructure and medical personnel. Continue reading
UOSSM launched the second HPF project in partnership with OCHA “Re- enablement of Syrian children with special needs and /or more significant psycho-social presentations”
The onset of the current crisis resulted in the flight of many professionals and drained capacity in the field of MHPSS .There is almost complete lack of proper psychosocial service (mainly, in areas not under government control). According to studies, surveys and clinical experience on the ground, 30 to 35% of children require further assistant, psychosocial support and/or more specialist intervention. Continue reading
The Union of Medical Care & Relief Organisations #UOSSM in partnership with Save the Children have completed the activities of the third training session of the ambulatory program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bab Al-Hawa Training Center. This is the third session within a specialized program to train female medical staff under the specialists' supervision. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
UOSSM Organized a Training Course in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy for Syrian Female Specialists in Lebanon
The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations #UOSSM, in collaboration with the Arab Medical Union organized two training sessions for Syrian women in the field of mental health and psychosocial support at the UOSSM supported protection Center "Adn" in northern Lebanon. Continue reading
Aiming Toward Higher Accountability in Humanitarian Practices; UOSSM Team Attended Training sessions in 'The Sphere Project'
Pursuing its strategy in building capacity and continuous team development #UOSSM had provided its administrative team with a three days training session in the Sphere project, with the presence of from Physicians Across Continents PAC at #UOSSM's office in Gaziantep, Turkey. Continue reading
#UOSSM participated, for the first time, at the 2nd Humanitarian Congress (Oct 9th-10th) organised by Médecins Sans Frontières, Médecins du Monde, the German Red Cross, the Berlin Chamber of Physicians and the Charité Universitätsmedizin. The congress was attended by 700 participants and speakers from around the world, where Dr. Zedoun al-Zoabi, CEO of #UOSSM, took part of 'Humanitarian aid in the Middle-East - Novel approaches to complex challenges' panel. Continue reading