July 2021 Newsletter

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Your Gift’s Impact- Fatima’s Road to Recovery

When she was just 10 years old, Fatima was in a horrible accident when her hair got caught in the belt of an electric generator, ripping off her entire scalp from her skull. This caused the young girl excruciating pain and unbelievable distress. Fatima was taken to UOSSM supported Aqrabat Hospital where doctors were able to treat her emergently, thanks to the support of donors like you. The road to recovery has been long and painstaking for both Fatima and her doctors. Soon, Fatima will be entering the third phase of her treatment, which will use new techniques to cover her skull and tissue with special grafts. Fatima’s doctors are optimistic that she will achieve excellent results.

You can click here to watch a video about Fatima’s injury and recovery process.

Thanks to your support, Fatima and children like her will now have the chance of a normal life, with dignity.

Only by working together, can we save lives and build hope.

UOSSM USA Provides 3 Infant Incubators to Hospital in Yemen

Thanks to our generous supporters, UOSSM USA provided three infant incubators to the Safe Motherhood Specialized Hospital (SMSH) of the Yemen Family Care Association (YFCA) in Sanaa City in Yemen. The incubators were delivered in May.

There is currently a high death rate among premature babies in Yemen. These incubators will help mitigate this alarming trend and give premature babies a fighting chance of survival.

Together, we are saving lives and building hope for the families of premature babies in the Sanaa City community in Yemen.

UOSSM USA Distributes Adhiya Meat to Needy Families in Syria and Jordan

UOSSM, through the UOSSM USA office in Jordan, distributed Adhiya meat to displaced families in southern Syria (Rukban Camp) and to needy refugee families in Jordan. By providing essential food elements, we are helping to alleviate the suffering of  needy and displaced families, improve their health, and strengthen their immunity, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

UOSSM Operates Mental Health Center with Acute Inpatient Unit in Azaz

There is an increased need for specialized mental health services throughout northern Syria. In response, UOSSM has partnered with WHO to operate a mental health center with an acute inpatient unit in Azaz that provides access to hospital services for patients with acute and chronic mental health disorders. UOSSM has established a holistic approach to mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) by combining MHPSS centers and community-based services that include three different components covering different intervention levels which are: inpatient units, outpatient units and mobile teams.

UOSSM aims to sustain the MHPSS project over the next three months with hopes of receiving a 12-month extension with another partner.

UOSSM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Aleppo Medical University

On July 4, 2021 UOSSM signed a memorandum of understanding with the Aleppo Medical University to establish coordinated efforts to train medical students in the Mental Health Unit in Al Bab. This step is part of the qualifying and training plan to build the capacity of medical workers in northern Syria, who will then provide quality healthcare throughout the community.

 

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Did you know?

Since 2012, UOSSM has been providing emergency medical relief and healthcare services to the Syrian people affected by the crisis, working primarily inside Syria as well as with Syrian refugees in Turkey.

In 2020 UOSSM provided:

– medical services to almost 1 million people in Syria and Turkey

– primary health care services to over 582,000 people

– protection services to over 55,000 people

– over 281,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on women and children

– care to over 34,000 people through our mental health and psychosocial support program

– health care services to over 1 million patients  at Bab Al Hawa Hospital through the end of 2019

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