In the world, not everyone has the same facilities. Some live in prosperity and luxury, while others are struggling with poverty and despair. A lot of reasons such as natural disasters, internal disorders, wars, poverty, hunger may make some people more desperate and deprived than the others.
A group of voluntary health workers who have taken action in Bosnia, Kosovo wars and in 17 August earthquake without ignoring these events have established Yeryüzü Doktorları in 2000 in order to reach the people in need who are unable to access health services and to make them hold on to life.
Up to this day; for the events below;
2004 Indian Ocean (Indonesia Aceh) Earthquake and Tsunami
2005 Sudan Darfur Crisis
2005 Pakistan Muzaffarabad Earthquake and Flood Disaster
2006 Indonesia Yogyakarta Earthquake
2007 Sri Lanka Internal Conflicts
2008 Gaza Crisis
2009 Pakistan Swat Crisis
2011 Van Earthquake
2011 Horn of Africa Drought Crisis
2012 Syrian Crisis
2013 Philippines Typhoon
2014 Central African Crisis
2014 Soma Disaster
2014 Gaza Crisis
2014 West African Ebola Outbreak
2015 Nepal Earthquake
2015 Pakistan Flood Disaster
2017 Arakan Crisis etc;
and in a lot of crisis and emergencies, your support have been delivered to the people in need. This movement of goodness initiated with short-term activities have become a bridge of goodness that provide permanent and sustainable changes with the strength you provide.
In this context;
In 2011, 3 nutrition health centres have been opened in Somalia and a Healing Hospital in 2012.
In 2012, a maternal and nutrition health centre in Niger was supported,
In 2012, a medical station for Syrian refugees was established in Hatay Yayladağı,
In 2012, a triage centre opened in Lebanon’s Wadi Khaled district,
In 2013, a medical specialization program was launched in Somalia,
In 2013, a blood bank opened in Lebanon,
In 2013, a micro-surgical unit was established in Gaza,
In 2014, a midwive and nurse school was opened in Somalia,
In 2014, a primary health care clinic was opened in Bangui, Central African Republic,
In 2014, a mobile health service was initiated to serve the large migration wave in Suruç,
In 2014, a refugee health clinic was established and operated in Şırnak,
In 2015, Hewa Bora Hospital was opened in Congo DC,
In 2015, the FTR Laboratory of Gaza Islamic University was opened,
In 2015, FTR and home health program was launched in Gaza,
In 2015, a refugee camp clinic was opened in the Sido region of Chad,
In 2015, support has been provided for the establishment and operation of Yamadi Hospital in Syria,
In 2015, support has been provided for the establishment of the medical faculty in Uganda Islamic University,
Scientific congresses were organized in Yemen (2012), Somalia (2013) and Palestine (2015)
Trainings were organized in Tanzania-Zanzibar (2015), Azerbaijan (2016, 2017), Mauritania (2015), Uganda (2016) and Afghanistan (2017)
In 2015, refugee health clinics were established and operated in Batman and Diyarbakır,
In 2015, a refugee health clinic was opened and operated in Fatih, İstanbul,
In 2016, 4 nutrition health centres were opened in Yemen,
In 2016, a nutritional health program was launched in East Guta, Syria,
In 2016, refugee health clinics were established and operated in İzmir and İstanbul-Sultangazi,
In 2017, the project of migrant health education centres was launched in İstanbul-Küçükçekmece, Gaziantep and Şanlıurfa,
In Somalia, Uganda, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan, cataract camps were organized, thousands of people’s eyes were opened to goodness,
So far, nearly 50 countries have been set foot, more than 200 volunteer health teams have been organized and thousands of examinations and surgeries have been performed.
Sometimes all wounds disappeared with a simple treatment. Sometimes recovered from the path heading towards death with hunger. An elder hand held mercy and trust. Sometimes goodness became compassion in a little girl; and sometimes courage in a little boy. Sometimes leaned to the shoulder of a mothers, sometimes kissed a father’s hand with respect, love and fondness. Sometimes eyes opened towards hope. Homes, families clung up to life. With goodness, with health.
Yeryüzü Doktorları keeps spreading the goodness of these land to throughout the world, with the strength you provide, in the best way, with belief, with tenacity….
Because, life is better saving!