Secondary & Tertiary Health Care - UOSSM International

Secondary & Tertiary Health Care

Distributing of medical consumables to 120+ field hospitals and 200+ medical points across Syria with a total budget of $ 8,000,000. UOSSM covers more than 65% of overall medical consumable needs in the northern region of Syria.

Operating Al Bernas Hospital in Syria: The hospital, located in the Latakia countryside in the northern region of Syria, started operating in the end of 2014. It provides Obstetric/Gynecological and Pediatric services along with General surgery. It provides medical care to more than 25,000 females and conducts an average of 145 deliveries on a monthly basis. The hospital has provided care to 37,813 patients, and the maternity ward had 2430 natural births and 1200 caesarean births.

In December 2015, the hospital was targeted by 5 missiles, 2 of which directly hit the hospital, forcing it to shut doesn for a period of time.

Operating of three UOSSM Rehabilitation Centers: 

1) Sarmada Center was established at the end of 2014, and is in northern, rural Idlib. It is under management and supervision of UOSSM as it provides care and follow-up treatment to the wounded until their recovery. 

The centre also conducts minor surgeries, wound care and suturing, and first aid for the wounded and injured. There is also a physical therapy centre and a mental health and counseling department.

There are a total of 5 patient rooms where patients receive three meals a day. In 2015, there were 1516 patients of all ages, and 1500 people received physical therapy.

2) Dar Al Karama Center is located in Deraa suburb and is equipped with 71 beds. It provides medical care services to an average of 1950 beneficiaries on monthly basis.

3) The Syrian Medical Center (SMC) provides medical and complimentary healthcare services to more than 130,000 Syrian refugees in Reyhanli, Turkey. It consists of several departments such as the in-patient wards, outpatient clinics, physical therapy, wound care, radiology and cardiac-echography (equipped with modern digital X-ray). It also contains an office for documenting human rights violations. 

The centre provides free services through the following clinics: Obstetric/Gynecological, Orthopedic, Cardiac, Pediatric, General medicine, and Psychological clinics, in addition to laboratory and pharmacy services, a physiotherapy section, wound care, and a radiology department.

In 2015, the total number of patients treated at the centre was 50,335 and the total number of medical services was 104,347.

Equipping and renovating hospitals that were damaged by attacks ensures the continuation of medical services despite the collapsing medical system:

The endless war in Syria, along with the constant targeting of hospitals, led UOSSM to take initiative in rebuilding and renovating the damaged buildings and providing fuels to some hospitals and medical points, especially in besieged areas due to high costs and scarce availability. 22 hospitals and 3 medical points received this aid for 3 months. A similar aid project also took place in Eastern Ghouta.

The response to the internally displaced and wounded in Aleppo is one of the worst human disasters of our time:

The recent violence in rural Aleppo and the changing events in controlled areas led to a huge internal displacement of the citizens in the area. UOSSM, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Aleppo’s Health Director, provided evacuation vehicles, 10 ambulances and the support of 6 emergency response units, with complete coverage of fuel and operating costs. This project provides emergency response services to more than 25 villages in rural Aleppo.

25+ Villages

6 Emergency response units

10 Ambulances

10 Evacuation cars

Emergency Funds was established in response to the needs of hospitals in order to ensure the continuation of running hospitals and projects that have been stalled.

The fund helps:

-          Partially support projects with other organizations

-          Contribute to rebuilding hospitals damaged by airstrikes and missiles

-          Rebuild the ambulatory systems and provide operational costs, especially in besieged areas where they are on the verge of shutting down due to the a lack of funding

-          Cover salaries of medical staff in besieged areas, or fund projects that may have been stalled for many months

-          Fund families of staff that were wounded in the line of fire