Healthcare in Syria
Mercy-USA is covering the healthcare needs of thousands of internally displaced Syrians through our Kelly health care center in Idlib province, Syria. The clinic provides life-saving interventions for those most vulnerable. It’s now considered one of the most crucial facilities in northwest Syria in an area overcrowded with internally displaced families.
The facility provides birthing services and pre- and post-natal care, as well as treatment for diarrhea, respiratory tract infections and skin conditions for boys and girls under five. Adults are treated for chronic conditions including hypertension, asthma, cardiac ailments, skin diseases, and have access to psychosocial support.
Additionally, pregnant and lactating women plus children are screened and treated for malnutrition.
In addition to the stationary clinic, we operate mobile medical teams to provide healthcare for all and nutrition support for children, pregnant and lactating women in the camps for internally displaced persons.
Mercy-USA, has well-trained and experienced local community health workers in northern Syria. These Rapid Response Teams travel through camps for internally displaced persons to identify children five and under and their mothers who are nursing or pregnant who are at risk of malnutrition.
Because our teams are Syrian and are neighbors to those they serve, our teams are trusted to provide sound advice to mothers about maintaining good health for themselves and their children in a setting that is traumatic and frightening.