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Humanitarian Aid To Al-Zaatari Refugee Camp

In November of 2015, 11 members of WP4H set out on their first medical mission with SAMS to Al Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. During the November trip, the 47 member team made up of internists, pediatricians, ob/gyn, nephrologists, endocrinologists, plastic surgeons, dentists, and nurses, treated thousands of patients.

Women Physicians for Humanity Founder Organizes Healthcare Provision for Refugee Camp

Women Physicians for Humanity was started September 3, 2015 by a small group of doctors who were moved by the story of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi. No one will ever forget the powerful image of his tiny body laying lifeless on the Turkish shore. This tragedy also became the inspiration behind WP4H’s partnership with the Syrian American Medical Society.

“I love this group because it encourages us to get out of our comfort zone and look at the world beyond our little microcosm. I’m amazed at what you all have been doing”. – WP4H Member Dr. Sam Shah

In November of 2015, 11 members of WP4H set out on their first medical mission with SAMS to Al Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. This camp is home to almost 80,000 refugees. During the November trip, the 47 member team made up of internists, pediatricians, ob/gyn, nephrologists, endocrinologists, plastic surgeons, dentists, and nurses, treated thousands of patients. Since then, many of our members have volunteered for similar trips to Greece and Jordan. These experiences have been described as “life-changing”.

As one member, Dr. Sam Shah, recently wrote, “I love this group because it encourages us to get out of our comfort zone and look at the world beyond our little microcosm. I’m amazed at what you all have been doing.” In the future, Women Physicians for Humanity hopes to expand our global reach and to provide professional and responsible support through human resources and supplies to humanitarian relief missions wherever there is a need.

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April 3rd, 2015 View Profile

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