Zuhair Muhammad, a member of the political committee and the Coordinator of the Office of Civil Society Organizations, presented an extensive report to the political body. The report revolved around a workshop conducted last week in Gaziantep on the health sector. The event was attended by SOC members alongside representatives from 15 Syrian organizations operating within liberated regions’ health sector.
The comprehensive report outlined a series of proposals intended to enhance the operations of organizations in the liberated territories. These propositions encompassed the adoption of a strategic framework for the health sector’s activities, the formulation of operational guidelines for the sector, and the establishment of a humanitarian affairs committee affiliated with the Syrian Interim Government. This committee aims to facilitate funding inflow and donor engagement while ensuring unimpeded functioning. The report also called for the establishment of drug control laboratories in northwestern Syria, the creation of a unified platform for license issuance and medical certificate documentation, and the necessity to develop a unified health system.
The report further included recommendations directed at Turkish authorities to streamline the operations of organizations and institutions in northwestern Syria. These suggestions encompassed establishing direct communication channels with a single Turkish authority with regard to the health sector, resolving challenges associated with the Post and Telegraph Agency (PTT) by augmenting the number of PTT branches and ATMs, facilitating transactions, and streamlining transit arrangements for health workers.