Medical Support for a World in Crisis

Medical Support for a World in Crisis: Zaher Sahloul / Physician and the President of MedGlobal with NHK Japan

Chicago physician Zaher Sahloul founded an NGO to support people enduring war and natural disasters worldwide. It started in response to war in his homeland. Syria, and continues today in Ukraine.

Sahloul went to Ukraine with the volunteers right after the Russian invasion of Ukraine started. He frequently communicates with the local team in Ukraine to keep up with their needs.

Sahloul helped people in his homeland, Syria, when the war broke out in 2011. With that experience he founded MedGlobal in 2017 to serve people in crisis around the world.

Sahloul’s organization has worked in 18 countries with the help of more than 500 volunteers.