In 2016, SAMS programs in Jordan provided 125,320 medical services. Read more about our Jordan programs in our 2016 Annual Report.
SAMS operates several medical relief program in Jordan. These programs target vulnerable populations, aimed at providing free medical services to Syrian refugees.
In Al Za’atari Camp, SAMS supports the largest multi-specialty clinic that sees an average of 500 patients each day. This facility also sees over half of the patients seeking treatment in the camp. The multi-specialty clinic in Al-Zaatari offers internal medicine, pediatric care, surgery, OB/GYN services, dermatology, ear/ nose/ throat services, ophthalmology, dental care, and physiotherapy. The Zaatari clinic was also selected by the Jordanian Health Ministry to provide vaccinations for the pediatric population of the camp. Additionally, medical staff travel outside of the clinic to visit patients residing in the camp to ensure that rehabilitation care reaches all those in need.
Psychological and mental healthcare services are vital for Syrian refugees in Jordan. SAMS initiated its psychosocial program in Amman as early as 2012. In 2015, SAMS began supporting psychosocial care for urban refugees in Irbid who have limited access to medical programs. This program uses art and play therapy such as photography, painting, and creative workshops to help individuals heal and cope with the effects of trauma.
In 2014, SAMS established a dialysis center in Irbid to provide Syrian refugees suffering from chronic illnesses and kidney diseases access to the treatment they need to live a normal life.
SAMS’s members and volunteers participate in frequent medical missions to Jordan to support these ongoing medical relief programs. Missions allow health workers of different medical backgrounds to volunteer to provide Syrian refugees with the specialized care they deserve. SAMS’s missions to the region continue to grow. Since 2014, SAMS has sent 10 medical missions to Jordan. Take a look at our upcoming medical missions to Jordan here.