make a donation60% of the healthcare infrastructure inside Syria has been damaged destroyed, with over half the country’s doctors have fled or have been killed. This means access to essential health care is needed more than ever.
Providing Emergency Health & Medical CareAccording to the World Health Organisation, 70% of worldwide attacks on health care facilities, ambulances and medical staff have occurred within Syria. With dangerous working conditions and directly targeted systematic attacks, very few healthcare professionals have remained in Syria.
To address this, we have developed a far-reaching Medical Aid Programme, which continues to be one of our largest operations. As well as providing emergency care to victims of the conflict, we also offer regular medical care for chronic illnesses, vaccination, and mental health support.
Sufyan suffered a head injury when a bomb exploded outside his home in Idlib. His mother rushed him to our hospital where he was quickly seen to by our medical staff. After his operation, Sufyan regularly attended our centre where his scars were routinely checked, and his bandages were changed. We monitored Sufyan’s condition until his full recovery. Without immediate medical attention, Sufyan’s head injury would have been life-threatening.
Our PHCs offer treatment to patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and asthma, as well as treating those with acute illness.
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Prosthetic limb centreOne of the most debilitating consequences of the brutal conflict in Syria is the massive number of individuals who have lost one or more limbs as a result of the violence.
The National Syrian Project for Prosthetic Limbs offers new hope for a meaningful and productive life for those who have lost limbs. By returning these individuals to a life of ability, independence and productivity, the whole family that they support is often lifted out of poverty and dependence.
Adult patients normally go through 3 limbs during the fitting process – the first two are intermediate limbs which the patient wears during their physiotherapy. In most cases, the third prosthetic limb is the definitive one. Children often need a new limb every six months, until their growth is complete. Our patients can expect to receive a lightweight, strong prosthetic limbs with highly flexible joints, in line with the highest international standards.
11-year-old Abdul Haleem was playing hide and seek with his cousins when a bomb exploded near him. His father heard of our clinic and made the long journey to get there. When Abdul Haleem arrived at the clinic, his measurements were taken and he was later fitted with a new artificial limb.
“When I was without a limb, my cousins used to carry me when we played, but now I play with them all the time, and they don't have to carry me, I can run on my own”. With your support, we aim to raise the necessary funds to ensure that we continue to meet the high demand for prosthetic limbs, and continue to provide a high quality full care package from pre-op to aftercare, all free of charge.
Syria Relief has been helping to run The National Syrian Project for Prosthetic Limbs (NSPPL) since early 2013, providing prosthetic limbs to Syrians who have lost vital limbs due to the on-going conflict.