The war in Syria has left upwards of 80% of the healthcare infrastructure destroyed, leaving women, children and infants with extremely limited direct access to quality healthcare in a context where it is vital.

Additionally, COHI trained seven Syrian midwives in Emergency Obstetric Care and equipped them with much needed supplies and medicines, including ayzh clean birth kits, to care for the women left in war-torn Syria. The 3-day training workshop sponsored by Every Mother Counts and co-hosted with Human Appeal was held in Gaziantep, Turkey, and covered topics such as postpartum hemorrhage management, neonatal resuscitation, emergency obstetric care, and global health training for midwives in low resource settings.

COHI will continue to support these midwives with additional supplies and training as needed to sustain this crucial lifeline for the mothers and infants in Syria.