SAMS Medical Training for Syrian Healthcare Workers
Launched in 2012, SAMS continues to provide education and training courses for our medical personnel working inside Syria to address the gaps in healthcare provisions and ensure that the staff are up-to-date with the latest developments and innovations in the field of medicine. Syrian medical personnel receive comprehensive trainings led by highly-skilled medical professionals from the U.S. and beyond. Program courses pair medical lectures with hands-on training for various topics including life-saving tools and techniques, updating and standardizing hospital practices, the recognition and treatment of victims of sexual and gender-based violence, and specialty care like dialysis.
As the conflict enters its eighth year, SAMS is committed now more than ever to supporting medical education for Syrian medical workers. In response to the attrition of skilled healthcare providers, SAMS has established six medical institutions inside Syria, including two midwifery and nursing schools in Idlib. In 2017, SAMS provided continuing medical education to 1,138 students. Eleven midwives graduated in 2017 from the SAMS-supported Midwifery Institute. Additionally, SAMS supports the only medical institute in East Ghouta. Nearly 280 medical students were enrolled at the school.