We just completed our first accredited Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), for a group of Syrian physicians, in Gaziantep – Turkey.
The (ALSO®) is an evidence-based, inter-professional, and multidisciplinary training program that equips the maternity care team with skills to effectively manage obstetric emergencies. The course was developed and is maintained by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
This course is part of an initiative to build capacity and train medical professionals inside Syria. The course was led by Dr. Shahla Namak, an associate professor of family medicine and obstetrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We thank Dr Namak for her passion and generosity.
We will have similar courses in the near future. Stay tuned for more ALSO courses. We are working towards graduating a team of licensed instructors to continue teaching the courses inside Syria.