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Caring for Patients in Syria Amid Conflict

With many hospitals in Syria destroyed or operating in limited capacities, local organizations like NuDay Syria are working to reach patients.

Essential medications and supplies arrived at Al-Rahma Hospital in northwestern Syria in March 2019. The shipment was sent to support healthcare to displaced communities in Syria and neighboring countries. (Photo courtesy of NuDay)
Essential medications and supplies arrived at Al-Rahma Hospital in northwestern Syria in March 2019. The shipment was sent to support healthcare to displaced communities in Syria and neighboring countries. (Photo courtesy of NuDay)

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.

Much-needed medications and supplies arrived at NuDay Syria in March 2019. The shipment was sent to support the organization’s mission to provide essential resources, like healthcare, to displaced communities in Syria and neighboring countries. (Photo courtesy of NuDay)
NuDay Syria supports primary care, helping patients manage chronic conditions like high blood pressure, as well as specialty care, which is scarce in the country. (Photo courtesy of NuDay)

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.

Much-needed medications and supplies arrived at NuDay Syria in March 2019. The shipment was sent to support the organization’s mission to provide essential resources, like healthcare, to displaced communities in Syria and neighboring countries. (Photo courtesy of NuDay)
The pharmacy at Al-Rahma Hospital is restocked with essential medicines. (Photo courtesy of NuDay)

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.

Much-needed medications and supplies arrived at NuDay Syria in March 2019. The shipment was sent to support the organization’s mission to provide essential resources, like healthcare, to displaced communities in Syria and neighboring countries. (Photo courtesy of NuDay)
Requested medications and supplies, including IV solution from Baxter, arrived at NuDay Syria in March 2019. (Photo courtesy of NuDay)

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.

Specialty care remains limited in Syria, but local groups like NuDay Syria are working to provide health services for vulnerable patients. (Photo courtesy of NuDay)
Specialty care remains limited in Syria, but local groups like NuDay Syria are working to provide health services for vulnerable patients. (Photo courtesy of NuDay)

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