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03 Jan 2018 description

Washington, D.C.- Earlier today, Al-Salam Hospital supported by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) in Ma’arat al-Nu’man city in Idlib governorate was attacked by airstrikes, killing five people, including a newborn baby girl and her father, and injuring many more. It is the only maternity hospital in Ma’arat al-Nu’man city that serves a population of nearly 500,000. Dr. Bashar Yousef, the only pediatrician at the hospital, was injured in the attack. Dr. Yousef supervises the intensive care department, and the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital.

27 Dec 2017 description

Washington, D.C. – Today in besieged East Ghouta, medical evacuations began for a group of 29 critical cases, which have been approved for medical evacuation to Damascus. Four patients were evacuated today, with the remainder being evacuated over the coming days. The evacuation process started at 9:00 pm local time, and concluded at approximately 12:30 am local time.

19 Dec 2017 description

Since August, 646,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh. According to the latest Doctors Without Borders report, at least 6,700 Rohingyas died, mostly due to violence in a brutal military crackdown, between August 25 and September 24. This deeply troubling number includes at least 730 children under the age of five.

19 Nov 2017 description

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday morning, a SAMS facility in East Ghouta began receiving patients suffering from constricted pupils, coughing, vomiting, and bradypnea (abnormally slow breathing), all of which are symptoms indicative to exposure to chemical compounds. The victims reported that they were exposed to a substance following an artillery strike. Of the 61 individuals exposed to the substance, 15 required hospitalization, including 11 who were admitting to SAMS facilities.

08 Nov 2017 description

Meet Alia Salam, SAMS Psychosocial Manager in Lebanon

“I have a lot of family who are affected by the conflict. I know how much they struggle, and how poor their mental health and emotional well-being is.”

Alia Salam recently started working with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) in Lebanon, as the Psychosocial Support Program Manager. For Alia, who is half Syrian, half Lebanese, her work is intensely personal.


2 entries found
17 Jan 2018 description
job Closing date: 22 Jan 2018 Syrian American Medical Society Foundation

Position: Education officer

Job Location: Gaziantep
Reporting to: Senior specialized project officer

Working area: Gaziantep, Turkey

Number of positions open: 1


Key relationships: Project Officer, Grant officer, Field officer.

16 Jan 2018 description
job Closing date: 23 Jan 2018 Syrian American Medical Society Foundation

The Field Liason Officer reports to the SAMS Global Response Emergency Management Team, and interacts with all local partner staff members in the country program of Bangladesh. This position is for 3 months to begin immediately.

Job Summary: