Ola is one of our medical students in Turkey. She is one of the first recipients of the SAMS scholarship and is now in her fifth year of medical school. She dreams of becoming a doctor so she can go back to Syria and help her community in need. In...
The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Foundation is a global medical relief organization that is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria, in neighboring countries, and beyond to save lives and alleviate suffering. SAMS proudly provides medical care and treatment to every patient in need.
STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Our psychosocial support (PSS) team in northwest Syria conducts frequent visits to IDP camps. One of our beneficiaries was 9-year-old Ghufran and her brother Mohamed who reside in an informal settlement. They were forced to flee their home in the southern countryside of Aleppo due to... READ MORE
Sabah is a Syrian refugee from Dara’a who fled to Jordan in 2013 after her house was completely destroyed in an airstrike. “I was suffering from blurry vision and white mucus in my eye. I didn’t know what it was. So, when I learned about the SAMS Mission through Facebook, my son... READ MORE
Ten hours after giving birth to their son Ahmed at SAMS-supported Maternity & Children's Hospital in Al-Atareb, the family rushed back to the facility because they noticed the yellowing of their baby's skin and eyes. Upon their arrival to the hospital, our medical staff immediately conducted... READ MORE
During our medical mission to Jordan in April 2018, New Jersey-based doctors Fares and Salem Samra met three-month-old Iyas. Iyas, who was born with a cleft lip, underwent surgery to correct this congenital condition. After a successful hour long procedure, we reunited the tiny patient with... READ MORE
Dia, 6, was one of our young patients in East Ghouta. Dia was injured in an airstrike attack on his home in the besieged area. Sadly, his mother was killed in the attack, and his sister was badly wounded. Dia suffered a spinal cord injury that paralyzed his lower limbs. He continues to... READ MORE
A pregnant patient arrived at a SAMS-supported medical center in Daraa, experiencing early labor. SAMS medical workers responded immediately, performing tests that revealed that she was expecting triplets. She received an emergency c-section, and we're happy to report that she now has three... READ MORE
Five-month-old Rukaya came to a SAMS-supported hospital in Idlib in critical condition. After performing several tests, doctors diagnosed her with pneumonia. They acted immediately, opening up her airways and providing oxygen, keeping her under close observation. Rukaya was admitted to the... READ MORE
IN THE NEWS
In northwest Syria, SAMS operates a number of mobile clinics that travel to IDP settlements to provide primary and specialized care to vulnerable individuals. Each mobile clinic includes a physician, a pharmacist, a midwife, a social worker, and a nutritionist. We recently caught up with Dr. Khaled Al-Omar, a SAMS ...
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we caught up with Dr. Molham Khalil, one of our oncologists in Idlib. In this one-on-one interview, Dr. Khalil shares his story of perseverance and struggle to serve vulnerable populations in Syria, and offers insight on the importance of early detection of breast...
95 cents of every dollar donated went directly into our programs in 2019.
- Programs: 95%
- Fundraising: 3%
and Admin: 2%