Provision of Maternity and Paediatric Health Services at One Hospital in Deir-ez-Zor Governorate – Phase II

People in Northeast Syria have been facing barriers in accessing healthcare services as a result of the ongoing conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and the water crisis which has increased the spread of waterborne diseases, including the recent Cholera outbreak. This has been adding pressure onto an already-fragile health system, especially given the shortage in resources available across Deir-ez-Zor Governorate, leaving more people vulnerable to health risks.


Based on the success of the first phase of this intervention, and in coordination with the Implementing Entity (IE), the Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) launched Phase II of the “Provision of Maternity and Paediatric Health Services at One Hospital in Deir-ez-Zor Governorate”.


Through this intervention and as a response to the lack of affordable and accessible medical services in the area, the SRTF aims to implement a set of basic and essential services at the hospital as well as to keep several isolated sections for services that can be provided in the future, including an operating theatre for general surgery, kidney dialysis, CT scans and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), in order to ensure increased access to essential healthcare services. This will contribute to improving the living conditions and well-being of vulnerable internally displaced people (IDPs) and members of host communities.


The intervention is expected to:

  • Provide and operate basic and essential services at the hospital in Deir-ez-Zor Governorate.
  • Improve individuals’ access to free-of-charge medical and health services in the area.


This will be done by implementing and operating the following:

  • A 24/7 Emergency Department for non-surgical paediatric and gynaecology cases with one dedicated ambulance.
  • Three outpatient clinics; paediatric, gynaecology and internal medicine.
  • A department of radiology.
  • A pharmacy.
  • A ward for natural deliveries.
  • Malnutrition screening for children under five years old and pregnant and lactating women.
  • An inpatient department for paediatric care.
  • 11 incubators for children who need postpartum care.
  • An inpatient ward for pre- and post-surgeries and natural deliveries.
  • A High-Dependency Unit (HDU) with two beds.
  • Health awareness and education sessions, including infant and young child feeding consultations, to parents, caregivers and community members.


This is anticipated to result in the following:

  • Procuring personal protective equipment, medication, medical consumables, fuel and other operational needs.
  • Recruiting staff and training them on the relevant topics including reproductive health and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), to enable them to provide the adequate support.
  • Delivering health awareness and education sessions to patients and community members. These sessions revolve around topics including COVID-19, infant and young child feeding, natural deliveries, vaccinations and family planning.
  • Continuing to support three outpatient clinics; gynaecology, paediatric and internal medicine, by providing the necessary services. Additionally, training the relevant staff on how to conduct malnutrition screening for children under five years old and pregnant and lactating women and how to make referrals for moderate and severe cases.
  • Providing 24/7 support through the Emergency Room (ER), for cases in need of urgent care, as well as equipping the ER with the required equipment, including consultation tables and beds, and medication.
  • Supporting a labour ward for natural deliveries and equipping it with three tables as well as any other necessary equipment and tools.
  • Equipping one operating theatre with the required medical devices and equipment enabling professionals to perform caesarean operations as well as other gynaecological surgeries.
  • Supporting an inpatient ward for pre- and post-surgeries and deliveries, and equipping it with 10 beds.
  • Supporting the HDU with two beds – one for post-operative complications and the other for non-surgical cases.
  • Supporting an inpatient department for paediatrics with a capacity of 36 beds and 11 incubators, equipped with a phototherapy device for children who need postpartum care and another for severe cases. A specialised space will also be established for mothers to breastfeed their infants.
  • Supporting the radiology department which was previously established under Phase I of this intervention, and quipping it with an advanced X-ray machine and ultrasound devices.
  • Delivering the required furniture, medication and medical consumables to a pharmacy and pharmaceutical warehouse.
  • Providing ambulance services for emergency cases and safe transportation to specialised hospitals when necessary.


With a total budget of around EUR 1.9 million, this intervention is expected to directly benefit 41,135 unique patients as well as their 578,950 family members indirectly, over a period of around 10 months. Around 288,100 IDPs and host community members living in surrounding communities will also benefit from the improved living conditions and well-being, as a result of the improved access to essential healthcare services.


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