Primary Healthcare Center
Since 2021, MFA has had staff in the region and has managed a Primary Healthcare Center in northeast Syria. It is the only primary health care facility in the area with a catchment population of more than 50,000 people. It provides essential primary health care services, including general and child’s health consultations, sexual and reproductive health care, distribution of free medicines, and referral services. In addition, it provides routine immunization and leishmaniasis treatment in cooperation with other organizations. Since the PHC became operational in June of 2021, it has served the needs of approximately 4,000 patients monthly. It is also the site of our pilot Watergen project, so PHC has access to clean water 24/7 and is 100% powered by solar energy.
Each year MFA sources and distributes millions of dollars’ worth of medical supplies, medical consumables, and essential medicines to primary healthcare centers, mobile clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies in and around Syria. These initiatives underscore our commitment to addressing critical healthcare needs in the region and supporting healthcare facilities with vital resources.
Notably, MFA stands out as one of the few humanitarian organizations to procure and distribute high-quality multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) throughout the region. In collaboration with Kirk Humanitarian, we supply MMS prenatal supplements to pregnant women, which are proven to enhance maternal nutrition. Compared to iron folic acid (IFA) supplements, MMS further reduces the risk of adverse birth outcomes such as preterm birth, stillbirth, and low birth weight. Additionally, MFA plays a pivotal role as a major supplier of cancer medications in northern Syria, providing these essential drugs to healthcare partners for patients at no cost.
MFA has extensive experience with sourcing and transporting large and in-demand resources for our healthcare partners. Over the course of our work, we have successfully provided ambulances, CT-scanners, modular health clinics, and — at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic — live-saving respirators and personal protective equipment (PPE).