Providing Hope and Healing in Gaza

Helping Babies Breathe Training in Pakistan

MedGlobal team, Indus Hospital in Pakistan

Compassion and Empathy Workshop in Pakistan

Adult Ultrasound Training in Pakistan

Dr. Jay Jindal urges volunteers to join Greece mission

Divina Providencia Dinner

Our Gaza mission concludes


Interview from Gaza

World Refugee Day

Report from Gaza

Report from Gaza

Report from Gaza

MedGlobal mission in Venezuela

MedGlobal and MEDCARE in Colombia

Urgent MedGLobal message from Idlib

HBB training programs in Bangladesh.

Ramadan Kareem from Dr. Sahloul

Eid Mubarak from Dr. Draper

Ramadan Mubarak from Dr. Akhras

Ramadan Kareem from Dr. Ahson

Eid Mubarak from Dr. Maryam

Lebanon Medical Mission October 2018

Rohingya preparing for monsoon 2018

Moonsoon Season 2018 Bangladesh

2018 in review

2017 in review


In The Press

The United Nations Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution that leaves only one of two border crossings open for aid deliveries from Turkey into Syria.

“The veto is against us,” Mustafa Alkaser told NBC News from a refugee camp in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.

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“I recently joined a non-governmental organization, MedGlobal, along with a group of volunteers offering medical surgical education program and care at two government hospitals in Yemen; Sayoun General Hospital…”

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Driven from their homes by war and unrest, up to 10 million of the world’s 70 million refugees live in crowded camps and informal settlements. Now comes a new threat: the coronavirus rampaging across the globe.

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The impact of the pandemic on the US, with more than 430,000 cases and nearly 15,000 deaths so far, is familiar to some Arab-American medics who have worked in man-made disasters such the Syrian civil war.Zaher Sahloul, a critical care doctor at Christ Advocate Medical Centre in Chicago and president of refugee assistance group MedGlobal, said the situation at his hospital was closer to a “war zone”.

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Zaher Sahloul, a physician and president and co-founder of aid organization MedGlobal, was last in Idlib in January and said that with so little room, people are sleeping anywhere they can, including tents in a refugee camp set up in a soccer field and tiny classrooms in schools. Many children had respiratory illnesses because of the overcrowding and cold.

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In a hospital in Karachi, a Pakistani medical resident examines a patient who has pain in his side. The resident and her instructor scan the man with a hand-held device about the size of an electric razor and discover he has a backup of fluid in his kidney. The patient’s history and further tests confirm their diagnosis.

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The war in Syria has waged for almost nine years and claimed millions of lives. Northwest Idlib province is the last refuge for Syrians fleeing attacks by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. But the crowded, muddy refugee camps there offer little shelter or support, and to the north, Turkey’s border is closed to those seeking better conditions. Nick Schifrin reports on Idlib’s “fragile stability.”

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Tracy Ibgui, a registered nurse from Clarendon Hills, traveled to the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh, to help victims of what the United Nations calls a genocide; mass killings of Rohingya Muslims by the government in Myanmar.

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“Women want to control the time that they deliver because things are unexpected,” Sahloul said. “A bombing can happen at any time, and in the middle of the night you cannot move to the hospital.”

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As a general pediatrician, and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) instructor from Vernon, BC, Canada, I couldn’t help but see a need for newborn resuscitation education when I volunteered with MedGlobal for the first time in the Rohingya refugee camp, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, in April, 2018. 

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The rebel-held province of Idlib in Syria has now reported four cases of Covid-19. The affected people are healthcare workers in a hospital near the Turkish border. Dr Zaher Sahlou, president of the medical charity MedGlobal, outlines the implications of this for the area and the dire shortage of medical equipment.

Listen to the full interview here.

“Are you safe in your hospital in Chicago?” my Syrian colleagues texted me through WhatsApp. They were worried about the reports of a shortage of personal protective equipment and increasing cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. It felt ironic.

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From the battlefields of Syria to a hospital in Chicago: A warzone doctor joins the fight against coronavirus at home He helped doctors to keep their hospitals going through the Syrian war, now he’s battling the coronavirus in Chicago, writes Richard Hall

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Nearly a decade into a conflict defined by mass carnage and war crimes, Syria is suffering through what may be the worst humanitarian crisis in its blood-soaked civil war…To avoid getting caught in the crossfire, nearly 900,000 people have left their homes since December.

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We provide health care to the displaced and victims of wars and natural disasters. I have been in countries like Yemen, Gaza, Lebanon, Iraq, Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria, Venezuela, and ColumbiaSyria is the worst humanitarian crisis I have witnessed.” ~Dr. Sahloul, MeGlobal President
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Syria’s last rebel-held region has been bombarded by the advancing Syrian Army this past month, leaving millions trapped and 400,000 displaced.

“This is the worst crisis that the world is facing in the 21st century. You know, there are brushfires in Australia, there’s all kinds of wars, but we’re talking about 4 million people who are trapped in Idlib.”

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Even for children who weren’t separated from their parents during immigration processing, the psycho-emotional stressors of making such a journey can be “far worse than the physical ones,” retired pediatrician John Kahler said.

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“Sharing the information with the United Nations did not lead to greater protection,” said Dr Zaher Sahloul, the president of MedGlobal who was recently in Idlib. “If anything people are thinking right now that by sharing this information it’s increasing the risk of targeting the hospitals.”

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Syrian Muslims, Rohingya Muslims and Yemeni Muslims are very different from each other in terms of literacy rates, lifestyles and occupations, says retired pediatrician John Kahler. Yet, today, all of these groups are struggling with escalating violence in their homelands, resulting in growing humanitarian crises around the world.

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According to a Word Health Organization (WHO) situation report, there are 18.8 million people in Yemen who are in need of some sort of humanitarian aid. 14.8 million people in Yemen have no access to health care services. 

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High Number of Black Chicagoans Dying From Coronavirus, Data Shows
Data showed that among coronavirus deaths in Chicago where race or ethnicity were known, 72% were among black city residents, despite black Chicagoans being only 30% of the city’s overall population

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“While the global health community and countries are busy with curbing the spread of the covid-19, let us not forget the refugees and the displaced. It is our humanitarian duty, and it is also the right thing to do to prevent catastrophic morbidity and mortality in a population that is unable to deal with the pandemic effectively.”

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In the last 72 hours, the United Nations reports more than 250,000 people have been displaced from Syrian towns and villages near Idlib.

It has been called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is determined to take back the province of Idlib. After nearly nine years of civil war, this is the last remaining rebel stronghold in Syria. The World’s Shirin Jaafari reports.

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After nine years of suffering, it looks as if the international community and the United Nations have left the Syrian people on their own. Even proper tents to give some warmth, usually provided by UNHCR, were not available when I was there. 

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“I saw some villages completely emptied or half-emptied of their residents,” said Dr. Zaher Sahloul, the president of MedGlobal, an organization that sends medical teams to disaster regions, who risked the bombardments and threats from extremist groups to visit some of the most devastated areas this week.

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The National Hellenic Museum will host a conversation with MedGlobal Doctors John Kahler and Peter Houck on the current state of the refugee crisis in Greece on Sunday, August 11, 2019, from 2 – 4 PM. 

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PHR Physicians for Human Rights

Every day is a busy day at the Hope Foundation clinic outside Balukhali camp in Bangladesh. The small facility teems with Rohingya refugees who have fled a campaign of brutal violence by the Myanmar military. The week I was there last December, there was a man with a bullet wound, a woman with facial burns, and more women with tiny babies than I could count. 

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MedGlobal Publications

Rohingya Refugees & COVID-19

2019 Annual Report

HIV Crisis

Rohingya Cyclone

Yemen Infographic

2018 Annual Report

Donor Prospectus