November 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

UOSSM Activities

UOSSM USA Hosts Dinner Event in Dallas, Texas

On November 23, UOSSM USA hosted a dinner event with the theme: “The Forgotten Families in Syria,” to share insight on the forgotten war in Syria. Speakers included Dr. Khaula Sawah and Dr. Ashraf Traboulsi, co-founders of UOSSM USA. The dinner was also attended by UOSSM USA’s newest board member, Justice Linda Yanez.

Dr. Sawah and Dr. Traboulsi shared stories about the struggles and hardships that the internally displaced families in Syria face every day. They also shared how UOSSM has been responding on the ground, providing medical care and relief, in hopes of raising awareness and gaining support for UOSSM’s work.

UOSSM’s Jisr Al-Shughour Primary Health Care Center Targeted and Put Out of Service

On November 4th, UOSSM’s primary health care center in Jisr al-Shughour was bombed and put out of service. The center provided gynecological, pediatric, dental, nutrition, and mental health and psychosocial support care to over 9000 patients a month.

Newly Appointed UOSSM CEO Visits WHO CEO in Turkey

Dr. Osama Kadi, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of UOSSM, visited Dr. Mahmoud Daher, the CEO of WHO in Turkey, to emphasize continued cooperation and coordination between the two organizations, especially in health sector projects.

Dr. Osama Kadi was recently appointed as the new CEO of UOSSM. He holds a Master’s and a Ph.D. degree in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. He lectured Economic Business Theory at Michigan University, Baker Institute, and Davenport University, Michigan. Dr. Kadi served as the Director of the MBA program and was a professor in the Faculty of Strategic Management at the International European University in the UAE. He also worked as a financial advisor at TD bank in Canada.

UOSSM Launches Humanitarian Response Program to Integrate People With Disabilities

During the month of November, UOSSM, in partnership with Sanad Foundation, launched a program titled: “Humanitarian Response Integrating People With Disabilities.” The main goal of the program is to raise awareness on the most common disabilities, the challenges disabled children encounter and share best practices of communication with them. UOSSM offered a second educational workshop, part of the child protection program, in partnership with the Sanad Foundation. The workshop targeted staff and activists in civilian community organizations that work in the fields of protection and mental health support in Afreen.

Impact Story- Twins- Mohamed and Ahmad

Death and destruction surrounded the Idlib countryside… Their mother went into labor but, due to the danger, she was unable to go to a hospital. She gave birth to twins at home but the infants had lack of oxygen which led to cerebral palsy.

The infants were transferred to Turkey, where they remained hospitalized for two months. At the age of two, Mohamed and Ahmad started receiving treatment at UOSSM’s Physiotherapy Center in Reyhanli, Turkey. The two boys can now do many things they were not able to do before, such as saying words. With time and continued treatment it is expected that they will continue to improve.


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 and with Syrian refugees in Turkey.


  • In 2018, UOSSM provided almost 2.5 million medical services
  • In 2018, UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to almost 1 million patients since establishment
  • In 2018, UOSSM provided over 162,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on  women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries in 2018.


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