Sema Us Inc

aka SEMA US   |   S CHARLESTON, WV   |  www.sema-us.org

Mission

- To provide medical assistance and general medical care wherever possible for the patients in areas affected by disasters as well as under-served places. - To undertake relief and development programs through the provision of services including, but not limited to, the provisions of hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses, medications, and equipment for needy areas. - To respond to the need of refugees or displaced people in the United States or elsewhere in the world. - To provide advisors, experts, and administrators to supervise or assist in relief and development programs in areas of need. - To promote, develop, and carry out medical education and training programs, as well as arrange and provide exhibitions, lectures, meetings, seminars, research, displays, or classes in needy areas.

Ruling year info

2018

Abdulkader

Dr Abdulkader Alsabbagh

vice chair

Dr Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi

Main address

217 SOUTHERN WOODS DR

S CHARLESTON, WV 25309 USA

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EIN

82-5094474

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Management & Technical Assistance (G02)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For almost a decade, Syrians lives have been disrupted daily by violence. Daily, there are direct attacks against civilians. 6.2 million people are currently internally displaced within Syria’s borders. That’s 1 person fleeing every minute since the conflict began in 2011. The ongoing violent conflict in Syria, now in its ninth year, has brought about a massive sustained humanitarian crisis. The disruption and displacement of prolonged violent conflict leaves many without access to healthcare. There is a severe shortage of facilities and of trained medical professionals inside Syria, and millions of people in need.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Academy of Health Sciences

Academy of Health Sciences is an academic, not-for-profit, institution of medical education in Syria with the charter granted by the Council of Higher Education. The aim of the academy is to work in close partnership with the national, regional, and international academic institutions to provide best education for students in need. Currently, the Academy of Health Sciences has the following schools: School of Paramedics, School of Nursing, and School of Physical Therapy.

Learn more at: https://sema-us.org/project/academy/

Population(s) Served

Abdulmawla was a young man at his tender-age when his life has turned upside down, like a real nightmare, since he lost one of his lower limbs during the long-standing Syrian crisis over the last 7 years.

Although despair was about to take his life, he did not give up and he kept struggling to survive until he arrived at the Syrian National prosthetic centre in which he highly believed and was being served and provided with the comfortable fitting prosthesis and the needed physiotherapy sessions.

Learn more at: https://sema-us.org/project/prosthesis/

Population(s) Served

HealthySyriaTB is a program that has been initially designed and developed in 2016, to cover the basic needs of the field medical centers in Syria.

The program is envisioned to be a skeleton for healthcare quality and strategies development, to provide standardized and accurate healthcare reports, research databases, and to serve as the foundation for a future national program for medical care and databases. To facilitate implementing the program we planned to develop it in multiple versions.

Learn more at: https://sema-us.org/project/healthysyria-program/

Population(s) Served

Al-Ekha`a is one of the largest and most important healthcare centers in Atemh, Northwestern Syria. It resides in the middle of the refugee camps and serves a population that is currently estimated to be 500,000 people. This population number is constantly changing due to the displacement movement. The center is specialized in women’s and children’s health, and serves an average of 5,500 patients per month.

Population(s) Served

In 2019, responding to a lack of healthcare providers within the Duhok Governate of the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI), SEMA US has agreed to undertake the implementation and operation of a primary healthcare center (PHC) in Mamilian Camp, Duhok Governate in the KRI.

The center provides general medical consultations and reproductive health consultations focused on family planning, antenatal care, and postnatal care. The clinic provides necessary medication to patients as per of their needs and availability. Furthermore, the clinic will refer cases to higher level of medical care centers in Duhok Governorate. Referral services will be closely coordinated with the Directorate of Health, Health Cluster and WHO in Duhok. The PHC services will be offered year-round and began in October 2019.

Population(s) Served

The center provides general medical consultations and reproductive health consultations focused on family planning, antenatal care, and postnatal care. The clinic provides necessary medication to patients as per of their needs and availability. Furthermore, the clinic will refer cases to higher level of medical care centers in Duhok Governorate. Referral services will be closely coordinated with the Directorate of Health, Health Cluster and WHO in Duhok. The PHC services will be offered year-round and began in October 2019.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SEMA US is committed to providing quality humanitarian medical relief for displaced persons and educating local health workers.

To provide medical assistance and general medical care wherever possible for the patients in areas affected by disasters as well as under-served places.

To undertake relief and development programs through the provision of services including, but not limited to, the provisions of hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses, medications, and equipment for needy areas.

To respond to the need of refugees or displaced people in the United States or elsewhere in the world.

To provide advisers, experts, and administrators to supervise or assist in relief and development programs in areas of need.

To promote, develop, and carry out medical education and training programs, as well as arrange and provide exhibitions, lectures, meetings, seminars, research, displays, or classes in needy areas.

Collaborate with other NGOs (non-government organizations) that have the same mission inside or outside the United States.

SEMA US supports a network of hospitals, primary healthcare facilities and clinics. Our primary healthcare centers and clinics implement a basic package of services including reproductive health, pediatrics, mental health and psychological support, communicable and non-communicable disease prevention and treatment, nutrition and vaccination protocols. SEMA US also operates secondary health care facilities capable of responding to trauma, surgical, maternity, and pediatric concerns.

SEMA US focuses on increasing the resilience and capacity of the health sector inside Syriaby offering training and lectures in:

- Basic life support (BLS)
- Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
- Neonatal resuscitation program (NRP)
- Helping babies breathe (HBB)
- The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program
- Advanced Life Support of Obstetrics (ALSO)
- Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
- Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
- Basic and Advanced laparoscopic surgery
- Advanced neonatal and adult intensive care
- Pain management
- Anesthesiology.
- Trauma and emergency.

Supporting our programs and operations inside Syria, SEMA US develops close relationships with the personnel in these facilities and responds to their needs and challenges, not only with resources but in building relationship with and seeking support from US institutions and audiences.

In capacity building, SEMA US works to provide medical trainings and certifications through activities like:
The translation and distribution of the first Arabic language Helping Babies Breath Manual and the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) certification.



SEMA US is a member of SEMA International, which is a federation between SEMA Turkey, SEMA France, SEMA Italy and SEMA US

All SEMA organizations participate in the board of directors of SEMA International. The organizations of the federation are managed by shared bylaws and regulations, and interchange resources to conduct projects together.

SEMA US is committed to providing quality humanitarian medical relief for displaced persons and educating local health workers.

In Syria, SEMA US currently sponsors: Al-Ekha'a Women and Children's hospital, 3 primary healthcare centers, and the Academy of Health Sciences. SEMA In 2019, we expanded our programming into the Kurdish region of Iraq-opening two primary healthcare centers in Duhok.
We expect to expand into Yemen in 2020.

Financials

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Sema Us Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/07/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr Abdulkader Alsabbagh

SEMA US

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Dr Abdullah Terkawi

SEMA US

Term: 2018 -