As the Syrian civil conflict and crisis enters its eighth year, it remains one of the world’s biggest and most complex humanitarian emergencies. Despite the situation, local groups like NuDay Syria are continuing to provide healthcare within the country.
NuDay manages two health facilities in the country and supports over twenty others. The facilities are located in stabilized regions of northwestern Syria, where a high number of internally displaced people have moved, leading to a high need of access to adequate health care.
Last month, a shipment of medical aid from Direct Relief arrived in Syria to support NuDay’s efforts, and included specifically-requested contraceptives for family planning services, cardiovascular medications and antibiotics.
The medical aid will support the wide range of healthcare services the group offers, including post-natal care, cardiology, neonatal, OB/GYN, orthopedics, and pediatrics. Certified medical staff at NuDay’s training hospitals regularly train students, and a mobile clinic managed by NuDay insures qualified medical personnel can connect with patients in hard-to-reach areas.
Since 2015, Direct Relief has provided nearly $150 million worth of critically needed medicine and medical supplies to dozens of charitable NGOs and medical facilities throughout Syria and in neighboring countries where Syrian refugees reside.