Agreement between Gaziantep University and Independent Doctors Association

Within the strategic plan of the Independent Doctors Association to raise the quality and improve healthcare services by supporting medical education projects, an agreement was signed between Gaziantep University, represented by the University President, Professor Arif Özaydın, and the Independent Doctors Association, represented by the General Director, Dr. Mahmoud Mustafa.
The agreement includes providing technical and educational support to students studying at the institutes of Gaziantep University in Syria by placing hospitals and primary health care centers affiliated with the Independent Doctors Organization at the service of students to provide practical and applied training.

Lifeline film

Lifeline is a film that tells the story of the martyr Dr. Mohammad Wassim Maaz Hospital.
The film tells the story of the hospital’s development over the past eight years and its role in providing distinguished healthcare services and saving the lives of thousands of Syrians.

Bab Al-Nour PHC: Providing Vital Services to Displaced Communities

Located in northern Syria’s Azaz area, the Bab Al-Nour Health Care Center has served displaced communities for over seven years. Operated by the Independent Doctors Association, the center focuses on delivering healthcare and nutrition services to elevate the health standards within the community.

Comprehensive Services:
The center provides approximately 3,680 health services and 2,950 nutritional services per month. Its healthcare services include preventive, diagnostic, and treatment-related care, ensuring easy access to essential healthcare for the displaced population.

Commitment to Excellence:
The Independent Doctors Association aims to provide integrated and high-quality healthcare services. With a network of health centers in northern Syria, the organization emphasizes prevention, early diagnosis, and effective treatment to raise the overall health level in society.

Bab Al-Nour PHC
Bab Al-Nour PHC








Community Impact:
The Bab Al-Nour, Health Care Center, has significantly impacted the displaced communities it serves. By offering accessible and quality healthcare services, the center has saved lives and improved the population’s well-being. Its focus on nutrition has addressed malnutrition concerns, benefiting vulnerable individuals, especially children and pregnant women.

The Bab Al-Nour Health Care Center, operated by the Independent Doctors Association, is vital in providing essential services to displaced communities in northern Syria. Through its commitment to excellence, the center has positively impacted the health and well-being of the population it serves.

Malnutrition in Syria: The Role of the Independent Doctors Association


The ongoing Syrian crisis has caused one of the worst humanitarian crises in modern history, with millions displaced, injured, or killed. Among the many challenges facing the Syrian population, malnutrition has emerged as a significant health concern, particularly among children under five, pregnant and lactating women, and other vulnerable groups. The conflict has disrupted the country’s food system, leading to food shortages, rising prices, and poor access to essential nutrients. Malnutrition is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted response, and the Independent Doctors Association (IDA) is playing a critical role in addressing this issue.

Malnutrition in Syria: The Role of the Independent Doctors Association

The Independent Doctors Association is a non-profit organization in Syria that provides healthcare services to underserved populations. Since its inception in 2012, the organization has established 25 community health centers and more than eight mobile clinics in NWS Syria.

IDA provides various health services, including primary care, emergency care, and reproductive health services. However, one of its primary focus areas is nutrition, and the organization has implemented several programs to address malnutrition in Syria.

IDA’s nutrition services are designed to address the needs of pregnant and lactating women, children under five, and other vulnerable populations. The organization regularly measures and monitors children’s growth and weight and offers counseling and education on proper nutrition practices. IDA also distributes nutritional supplements, including high-energy biscuits and micronutrient powders, to address essential vitamin and mineral deficiencies. These supplements are necessary for pregnant and lactating women, who require higher nutrient intake to support the growth and development of their babies.

Malnutrition in Syria: The Role of the Independent Doctors Association

In addition to its nutritional services, IDA operates two centers for treating severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
These centers provide specialized care to children with SAM, who require urgent medical attention to prevent long-term health consequences. The centers offer various services, including medical treatment, nutritional rehabilitation, and counseling for parents and caregivers.

One of the critical strengths of IDA’s approach to addressing malnutrition is its focus on community engagement and empowerment. The organization works closely with local communities to raise awareness about proper nutrition’s importance and promote healthy practices. IDA also trains community health workers and volunteers to provide essential nutrition education and to monitor children’s growth and weight. By involving local communities in its programs, IDA can reach more people and create sustainable solutions to the problem of malnutrition in Syria.

Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing conflict in Syria, the Independent Doctors Association has remained committed to providing essential health services to vulnerable populations. Through its nutrition programs, the organization is making a significant impact in addressing malnutrition in Syria. By providing critical services, distributing nutritional supplements, and engaging local communities, IDA is helping to ensure that children and families have access to the resources they need to lead healthy and productive lives.

IDA’s Mobile Clinics

IDA’s Mobile Clinics

A doctor treats a child in a temporary shelter

Mobile clinics are vital in providing medical services to those affected by the earthquake in northwestern Syria.
These clinics are particularly important for those living in shelters, where access to healthcare may be limited.
Independent Doctors Association is one organization that provides mobile medical services in the region, helping to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the earthquake by providing care where they are. Their services include medical consultations, first aid, and other essential medical care.

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day 2023

Marked each year on 24 March, World Tuberculosis Day gives the occasion to raise awareness about tuberculosis (TB) and to advocate more efforts to eliminate it.

In this regard, the Independent Doctors Association held a symposium introducing the disease in Al-Bab, Syria. 

Ramadan Mubarak from IDA

Ramadan Mubarak from IDA 

On behalf of the Independent Doctors Association, we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to all Muslims on the blessed month of Ramadan. We pray that this Ramadan will be a source of peace, joy, and blessings for all.

Ramadan Mubarek

IDA receives WHO medicines to aid earthquake relief efforts in NW Syria

The Independent Doctors Association (IDA) has recently announced that it has received a shipment of medicines from the World Health Organization (WHO) to help with the earthquake relief efforts in northwestern Syria. The IDA, a partner of the WHO, will be responsible for distributing the medicines to local organizations in the region.

The earthquake, which hit northwestern Syria and Turkey on 06 February 2023, caused widespread damage and left many needing urgent medical assistance. The arrival of the WHO medicines is a welcome development for the IDA, which has worked tirelessly to provide medical aid to those affected by the earthquake.

The WHO’s support for the IDA’s relief efforts in northwestern Syria is part of its ongoing commitment to respond to global humanitarian crises. The organization has been working closely with local partners and health authorities to ensure that those affected by the earthquake receive the necessary medical assistance.

The arrival of the WHO medicines is a much-needed boost for the IDA and other local organizations involved in the earthquake relief efforts in northwestern Syria. With the support of the WHO and other international organizations, the IDA will continue to provide vital medical assistance to those in need in the region.