In the Midst of War, Future Syrian Doctors Trained with Help From Yale Faculty, Students

Training Syria's Doctors

Syria is now entering its sixth year of war. More than a third of its hospitals have closed and about 65 percent of health workers have fled. There is an urgent need for medical training, to replace both the health care workers who have been killed and the ones who have left.

Responding to this need, students and faculty at the Yale School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Yale University and The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights of the State University of New York at Albany have launched efforts to aid medical students in Syria so they can continue their educations safely in a country decimated by war.