Partnerships Help Medical Teams International Scale Up in Syria
The need for medical care in Syria is urgent and at an all-time high due to escalating violence. More than half of the medical facilities in Syria have been damaged or destroyed and the remaining clinics are increasingly under attack. Injured and sick people who are stuck in Syria lack access to critically needed medical care.
While many organizations are currently scaling down their humanitarian response in Syria, Medical Teams International is scaling up thanks to partnerships with the International Blue Crescent, World Health Organization, Medline Industries, and other medical health product companies. Medical Teams is keeping clinics well-stocked by sending monthly shipments of medical supplies and medicines. More than $6.6 million in medical supplies have been shipped to 20 health clinics in northern Syria.
Medical Teams is keeping 6 clinics in Syria open by providing funds for operating costs and salaries for doctors and nurses. These medical professionals are treating illnesses, wounds and delivering babies. More medical supplies and funding are needed to keep clinics open and operating.