February 2021 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA
UOSSM Continues to Support Sarmada Mental Health Center Services
UOSSM continues to support the Sarmada Mental Health Center which includes the following services:
UOSSM Turkey Continues to Provide Mental Health Care and Physical Rehabilitation to Syrian Refugees
UOSSM Turkey continues to provide mental health care and psychosocial support services and physical rehabilitation to Syrian refugees, free of charge, in their native Arabic language. UOSSM Turkey has centers distributed throughout Turkey in Gaziantep, Reyhanli, Istanbul, Ankara, and Kilis.
UOSSM Provides Personal Protective Equipment to Healthcare Workers
UOSSM provided healthcare workers in healthcare facilities in northwest Syria with personal protective equipment (PPE). The PPE includes masks, goggles, gloves, hand sanitizer, plastic gowns, etc. In addition, UOSSM will support health facilities with IPC and waste management materials. This will help strengthen infection prevention and control (IPC) measures.
UOSSM continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by taking the following measures:
These measures will help reduce the spread of the coronavirus among healthcare workers and patients, especially the most vulnerable. Controlling the spread of COVID-19 will help save lives and enhance people’s health in northwest Syria.
UOSSM Supports Manual Vacuum Assisted Closure Negative Pressure Wound Therapy by Distributing Special Wound Dressing
UOSSM is supporting the manual vacuum assisted closure (VAC) negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), which is widely used in the treatment of wounds, by distributing special wound dressing. This treatment promotes shortened healing time, preventing infectious complications, including conflict-related wounds, with favorable patient outcomes.
Impact Story- Nour
Nour’s family is from Latakia. They are displaced and living in a displacement camp. After noticing that Nour had no appetite, her mother took her to the pediatric clinic in UOSSM’s Kharbat Al Joz Primary Health Care Center. After examination, the 24 month old was referred to the nutrition clinic. She was diagnosed with moderate acute malnutrition.
Nour was entered into the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) program. The team members stressed to the family the importance of continuing with this program, following up with the nutrition technician, and following the nutritional advice to help Nour reach a healthy weight. We are happy to report that after only 1 1/2 months, Nour recovered from moderate acute malnutrition.
Together, we are saving lives and building hope.
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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.
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