The need for qualified medical professionals in Syria continues to increase as the war goes on. In response Syria Relief & Development established a nursing and midwifery school in Afrin. The school opened on August 1, 2019 with a management office and two teaching rooms.
School of Nursing and Midwifery specializes in assistant nurses and physician assistants. These efforts are to make up for the shortage of medical staff working in the Afrin area. Students are given the opportunity to learn from experienced medical professionals. The school is composed of seven specialists, including three surgery, two general surgery, one orthopedic surgery, pediatric, a women’s specialist, and a pharmacist.
There are 64 students, including 27 women and 37 men that will be working in the entire Afrin area.
The region still needs specialized courses in several areas, including, incubators and midwifery. SRD wants to alleviate suffering and raise the level of medical services to a level that brings the people hope.