The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is a nonpolitical, nonprofit medical relief organization that is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria and neighboring countries to alleviate suffering and save lives. SAMS proudly provides medical care and treatment to every patient in need.

Our impact in

Syria - 2016 Impact

  • Total Medical Services Provided 2,627,380
  • Health Care Workers Supported 2,328
  • Medical Facilities Supported 192
  • Ambulances Supported 46
  • Dental Services Provided 70,963
  • Primary Health Care Services Provided 1,158,409
  • Dialysis Beneficiaries 8,968
  • Mobile Clinics Services Provided 110,214
  • Psychosocial Care Services Provided 35,616
  • Polio Vaccincations 234,089
  • Services Provided Through Telemedicine 7,930
  • Reproductive Health Services Provided 302,423
  • Number of Babies Delievered 39,327
  • Number of Surgeries 98,886
  • ICU & Trauma Care Services Provided 920,620
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Aleppo - 2016 Impact

  • Total Beneficiaries 96,430
  • Number of Facilities Supported 16
  • Health Care Workers Supported 400
  • Trauma & ICU Services Provided 27,828
  • Number of Consultations 272,386
  • Dental Services Provided 17,962
  • Services Provided By Mobile Clinics 33,720
  • Services Provided Through Telemedicine 2,204
  • PHC Services Provided 190,054
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Dera'a - 2016 Impact

  • Total Beneficiaries 1,593,650
  • Medical Workers Supported 438
  • Number of Facilities Supported 54
  • Dental Services Provided 16,532
  • PHC Services Provided 281,038
  • Trauma & ICU Services Provided 490,554
  • Polio Vaccinations 208,223
  • Beneficiaries served through Telemedicine 304
  • Reproductive Health Services Provided 32,424
  • Babies Delivered 15,819
  • Psychosocial Services Provided 9,044
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Hama - 2016 Impact

  • Total Beneficiaries 49,171
  • Number of Facilities Supported 6
  • Medical Workers Supported 292
  • Dental Services Provided 4,629
  • Trauma & ICU Services Provided 33,101
  • Beneficiaries Through Telemedicine 144
  • Reproductive Health Services Provided 17,763
  • Babies Delivered 881
  • Beneficiaries Served By Mobile Clinics 26,896
  • Number of Consultations
  • PHC Services Provided 95,182
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Homs - 2016 Impact

  • Total Number of Consultations 157,414
  • Number of Healthcare Workers Supported 241
  • Number of Facilities Supported 3
  • Trauma Services Provided 64,358
  • Reproductive Services Provided 36,581
  • PHC Services Provided 53,113
  • Number of Babies Delivered 2,371
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Idlib - 2016 Impact

  • Total Number of Consultations 601,539
  • Number of Facilities Supported 27
  • Number of Healthcare Workers Supported 866
  • Primary Care & Trauma Facilities Services Provided 100,822
  • Number of Dental Care Services Provided 20,317
  • PHC Services Provided 376,350
  • Dialysis Services Provided 8,927
  • Serviced Provided via Telemedecine 1,206
  • Reproductive Health Services Provided 110,123
  • Babies Delivered 12,525
  • Serviced Provided via Mobile Clinics 45,001
  • Psychosocial Services Provided 15,450
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Quneitra - 2016 Impact

  • Total Number of Services Provided 113,348
  • Number of Facilities Supported 4
  • Number of Healthcare Workers Supported 28
  • Trauma and ICU Services Provided 43,010
  • PHC Services Provided 27,426
  • Psychosocial Services Provided 3,362
  • Polio Vaccinations 25,866
  • Babies Delivered 400
  • Reproductive Healthcare Services Provided 1,122
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Rural Damascus - 2016 Impact

  • Total Number of Services Provided 495,177
  • Number of Facilities Supported 23
  • Number of Healthcare Workers Supported 341
  • PHC Services Provided 135,246
  • Trauma & ICU Services Provided 186,813
  • Dental Services Provided 10,742
  • Dialysis Beneficiaries 23
  • Rehabilitation Services Provided 54
  • Reproductive Health Services Provided 22,802
  • Babies Delivered 4,911
  • Psychosocial Services Provided 7,778
  • Services Provided via Telemedicine 4,072
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Jordan - 2016 Impact

  • Health Services Provided 125,325
  • Al-Zaatari Camp 95,635
  • Irbid Psychosocial Program 13,465
  • Amman Dialysis Beneficiaries 660
  • Medical Mission Beneficiaries 15,560
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Lebanon - 2016 Impact

  • Total Health Services Provided 122,378
  • Dental Care Services Provided 12,783
  • Psychosocial Programs 2,517
  • Specialty Clinics 51,783
  • Physiotherapy Care 13,343
  • PHC Services Provided 59,568
  • Number of Surgeries 2,544
  • Reproductive Health Services Provided 14,600
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Turkey - 2016 Impact

  • Total Health Services Provided 58,295
  • Dental Clinic Services Provided 52,897
  • Specialty Services (EMEL Hospital) 5,398
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SAMS Global Response - 2016 Impact

  • Health Services Provided 19,361
  • Number of Volunteers 262
  • Number of Clinics Supported 4
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Medical Mission to Jordan

Jordan 11/17/2017 - 11/24/2017 LEARN MORE

Medical Mission to Jordan

Jordan 07/07/2017 - 07/14/2017 LEARN MORE

SAMS 17th Annual International Conference

Istanbul, Turkey 07/07/2017 - 07/09/2017 LEARN MORE

Medical Training for Syrian Healthcare Workers

Turkey Gaziantep 06/17/2017 - 06/19/2017 LEARN MORE
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STORIES FROM THE FIELD

Meet baby Ghadeer Al Muhsin! She came into the world a little bit early, at just 28 weeks of gestation and weighing 900 grams. She was recently transferred to a SAMS-supported hospital in Al Ma’ara because she stopped breathing due to conjunctivitis and kidney failure. Our medical personnel immediately cared for her, placing her on a respirator for 2 days in the ICU, and carefully monitoring her medical complications. We’re very happy and relieved to say that after 45 days, Ghadeer was released in good health, weighing 1550 grams. Thanks to the tireless work of SAMS medical staff on the ground in Syria, we hope that Ghadeer will continue to grow and thrive!

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A pregnant woman in labor arrived to a SAMS-supported OBGYN clinic in Idlib, Syria at 8pm local time. Her condition was extremely critical. She suffered from low blood pressure and was unconscious. Her unborn baby was in a critical condition as well. Immediately, our dedicated medical personnel operated on the patient to stabilize her condition and save her child. The newborn was immediately put in an incubator.
We are happy to share that the mother and her child were discharged the next day once their conditions stabilized and our medical personnel conducted all the necessary tests.

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An eight month old baby girl with convulsions five days after shrapnel penetrated her head was admitted to a SAMS-supported hospital in Aleppo. Her conditions was very critical. SAMS's Dr. Amr, the only remaining neurosurgeon in eastern Aleppo City, successfully performed the surgery and saved this infant's life. A couple of days after the surgery, this beautiful and brave baby girl is drinking milk, moving her arms and legs, and crying like a normal baby.

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A three day old infant was given a change at a healthy life after he was treated for a tracheoesophageal fistula at a SAMS-supported pediatric ICU in Dera'a. After the surgery, the infant was monitored for 15 days. On day 14, he began breastfeeding with no problem!

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Suffering from severe vomiting and diarrhea, five children from one family were admitted to a SAMS-supported children's clinic in Idlib. Within 24 hours, their conditions improved drastically and they were able to go back home.

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A mother underwent a smooth delivery at a SAMS-supported OBGYN clinic in Idlib, yet her baby could not breath on its own. The newborn had to be transferred to another clinic. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, SAMS medical personnel would not give up trying to treat the infant and he soon began to breathe!

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Hanin Said, 5, was diagnosed 3 months ago with alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease. She was diagnosed by our doctors at the SAMS-supported dermatology mobile clinic in Idlib, #Syria.
Her condition was severe and urgent. Immediately, our doctors provided her with the necessary treatment.A month later, our medical staff visited her for a follow-up exam. She is now doing much better. SAMS supports 4 primary care mobile clinics in Idlib and Hama, and one mobile dermatology clinic in Idlib. Over the past 6 months, our mobile dermatology clinic treated 6,773 patients, serving on average 960 patients a month.

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A 30-year-old Syrian refugee living in Jordan with a failing heart needed an emergency surgery to save his life. After visiting a number of hospitals, he was told that he needed two heart valves to be replaced. During SAMS's cardiology mission to Jordan in July, SAMS volunteers diagnosed him with endocarditis and insisted on operating on him right away in order to save his life. The surgery was successful. The patient is now doing very well. Dr. Tabry, the surgeon who operated on him, visited him a couple of weeks after the surgery for follow-up exams.

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Tabarak, a mother of 6, was diagnosed with cancer in her wrist while living in Syria. The escalating violence in Syria forced Tabarek and her family to flee to #Jordan. With limited access to medical care in Zaatari refugee camp, Tabarak’s tumor began to form again.
A local physician informed Tabarak that her hand would have to be amputated. However, after conferring with specialists, Dr. Majd Isreb, SAMS Foundation Chair, learned that an amputation was not necessary.
Thanks to the work of SAMS medical mission volunteers, Tabarak was able to receive the surgery she needed at no cost.

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Fatima was born with a bowel obstruction. Her parents traveled from hospital to hospital desperately trying to find treatment for their newborn. Finally, they came to a SAMS-supported OB/GYN facility in the countryside of #Idlib where medical personnel were able to perform the necessary surgery and provide her with all needed medical care and medication. Today, Fatima is almost a year old and healthy.

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Firas had a normal childhood in Dara'a, Syria until a missile hit his house, severely injuring his father and forcing his family to flee.
At only 12 years of age, Firas dropped out of school and started selling cotton candy to provide for his parents and younger siblings.
Feeling depressed and sad all the time, Firas visited SAMS psychosocial clinic in Dara'a. He successfully participated in SAMS psychosocial programs that helped him cope with the effects of depression and improve his emotional wellbeing. Firas is now a happier boy. He even participated in a chess competition.

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IN THE NEWS

Blog
May 23, 2017
SAMS Foundation Events Guide
caroline.philhower

SAMS Foundation Fundraising Events Guide Thank you for your deciding to organize a fundraising event in support of SAMS’ life-saving work! The purpose of this guide is to instruct you on how to successfully prepare for and host a SAMS Foundation Fundraising event. If possible, please try to plan your fundraising...

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Press Release
Press Release
May 11, 2017
SAMS Joins The Syria Campaign and 12 Syrian medical organizations in calling for funding for underground facilities in Syria
caroline.philhower

For Immediate Release May 11, 2017 Washington, D.C.- SAMS joins The Syria Campaign and 12 other Syrian medical organizations today in calling on donor governments to begin funding the construction and fortification of underground hospitals in Syria, following the heightened attacks on medical facilities last month. A new report, entitled...

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FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

94 cents of every dollar donated went directly into our programs in 2016

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