We have in operation a total of 5 PHCs, based on the British NHS model. While Syria Relief’s initial medical services focused heavily on providing emergency services, as the conflict deepened and medical resources became scarce, it was imperative that primary healthcare facilities were provided.
The centres offer treatment to patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, breast cancer and asthma, and acute illnesses such as infections and diarrhoea.
Over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs are provided at the centres – items which are otherwise nearly impossible to source with the present situation in Syria. On average each centre receives 500 monthly patients. Each centre also has a nutrition clinic.
We also operate a number of mobile clinics which travel to areas where new displaced communities have settled, offering basic medical care, vaccinations and advice.