Projects in Syria
Women’s clinics in Damascus:
In collaboration with the Syrian Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Higher Education, an operating room for laparoscopic surgery was equipped with appropriate equipment and surgical couches at both the University Women’s Hospital and the Alzahrawi Women’s Hospital in Damascus. In July 2018, the first laparoscopic operations were performed together. Since then medipalestine has been able to offer joint training workshops in laparoscopic surgery.
Both hospitals received training rooms for laparoscopic surgery. medipalestine also covered the development and manufacturing costs of the locally created surgical phantoms.
medipalestine donated a gamma sample for sentinel lymph node detection during breast cancer operations to the University Women’s Hospital. This donation included accompanying training sessions.
Alzahrawi Women’s Hospital received CTG equipment from medipalestine in 2021 to monitor fetal sounds during childbirth, as well as a flushing pump for the operating room.
In addition, medipalestine donated an ultrasound machine and various instruments to the union of physicians.
Latakia Maternity and Children’s Hospital
For the local MRI machine (the only public one in this region), medipalestine assumed costs of $22’500 for the refilling of 800 liters of helium in order to prevent irreparable damage. After an overhaul by the service company, this device has since been put back into operation.
Project for professional exchange:
medipaletine supported and organized the participation of Syrian physicians in congresses in Europe.
For example, Prof. Mayada Romieh MD, Medical Director of the University Women’s Hospital in Damascus, was a guest physician at the Women’s Practice Lucerne, at the Hirslanden Clinic St. Anna in Lucerne and at the Breast Center in Zurich from October 27 to November 9, 2017. She also attended the 20th ESGO Congress of Gynecologic Oncology in Vienna from November 4 to 7.
In view of the stricter entry requirements of the EU, medipalestine supports the further training of young doctors on site in Syria. For this purpose, medipalestine has contributed 50% ($17’500) to the purchase of a new ultrasound machine for a perinatal practice in Damascus. According to the agreement, young colleagues are given the opportunity to observe medical procedures carried out in the practice as well as to attend a certain number of further training courses.