With the grant of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the ACU with local partners in charge of the health sector in the Syrian interior have delivered a large list of medical needs (drugs, consumables, supplies, etc.) which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had endeavored to provide to the Syrian people affected by the crisis and the deteriorating situation. The grant was received in eleven payments from January 2014 until October 2014, with a total value of approximately US $ 17.5 million.
The payments included various medicines, especially for chronic diseases, epidemic diseases, anesthesia drugs, medical and surgical consumables, orthopedic and surgical materials, and large medical equipment such as operating room equipment, radiology, ambulance, health care facilities, dry and wet sterilizers, intensive care rooms, neurosurgery and musculoskeletal, general surgery devices, Thoracic devices, Vascular and Neurosurgery devices. This equipment contributed to the rehabilitation of the needs of all hospitals in four governorates: Idlib, Aleppo, Hama and Lattakia
The distribution was based on accessibility, logistics capacity, population in each governorate, size of the previous support provided by the ACU and weekly reports of the EWARN program, which identifies the prevalence and reporting of epidemics and health centers that receive and inform patients.
The number of health facilities covered in Aleppo was 21 hospitals, 18 health centers and medical points, Idlib 24 hospitals, 30 health centers and medical points, Lattakia 6 hospitals, 5 health centers, 8 hospitals and more than 20 hospitals and centers And covered more than 20 health facilities through non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The local partners included medical offices, medical authorities, internal health directorates and NGOs. Local partners were based on organizational structure, impartiality, past experiences with the partner, commitment to documentation, project schedule, effectiveness and real presence on the ground, as well as effective and experienced medical staff.
The total number of direct beneficiaries of the total medical grant was more than 565,000, according to reports from the health directorates and health centers. The benefit of this grant continued throughout the period of work of the medical equipment supplied to the health facilities.