Medical Teams serves Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, working to strengthen local health systems so that they can better address the needs of the host and refugee populations in the region. We've trained and continue to support a network of Refugee Outreach Volunteers who engage directly with their neighbors to encourage healthy habits, monitor chronic diseases, teach about mental health, and refer the sick and injured to primary health centers.
Medical Teams is filling a vital gap in mental health care for Syrians living in Turkey. We are working to strengthen the quality of mental health services by providing training to the mental health and psychosocial support staff in a community center that serves refugees.
We have partnered with the International Blue Crescent to provide critical medical care to those still living in war-torn parts of Syria. We financially support two Primary Health Centers that serve approximately 9,000 Syrians each month. We also send regular shipments of medicines and medical supplies to health facilities, providing essential care to pregnant women, children, those with disabilities, and other vulnerable people living in an extremely unstable environment.