Syrian Refugee Medical Relief Grant

Yale For Syrian Refugees

The United Nations has deemed the conflict in Syria one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 21st century. The lack of medical services within Syria has forced tens of thousands of refugees to travel across the borders to get necessary medical attention. Consequently, refugee camps in countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan have seen an influx of impoverished Syrian refugees in need of medical care.

The Yale chapter of Rotary, in partnership with the New Haven Rotary Club and the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM), is raising funds to supply an Echo Doppler machine (four-dimensional ultrasound with printer) for UOSSM’s Syrian Medical Center (SMC) in Reyhanli, Turkey. Reyhanli, a town only 50 miles from Aleppo, Syria, has seen the migration of more than 150,000 Syrian refugees in the last few years. Providing these Syrian refugees access to basic, quality healthcare is of utmost importance. UOSSM's Syrian Medical Center in Reyhanli provides complimentary healthcare services to more than 130,000 Syrian refugees and treated a total of 50,335 patients in 2015.

The echo doppler machine has many functional uses in the clinical setting including screening for pregnancy, for general women’s health, for cardiovascular performance, and for abdominal mass formation, among many other functions. The equipment costs approximately $50000 USD and has a $0 yearly operating cost, and the funds will provided through the Global Grant from the International Rotary foundation. By supplying the SMC with an echo doppler machine, we will be helping to provide tens of thousands of people, especially women and children, access to critical health screenings for their long-term future.

Yale Rotaract is currently in the process of applying for a Rotary Global Grant to fund the project, but we still need help with fundraising! With your assistance, we can make this goal a reality! Donate by clicking the link below!