About Us

About Us​

Aqrabat Hospital is a charitable hospital specialising in Orthopaedic & Reconstructive care and is situated in the village of Aqrabat close to the Syrian-Turkish border in North West Syria.

At Aqrabat Hospital, we believe that everyone deserves access to orthopaedic and reconstructive care. We strive to provide exceptional medical services to those in need, regardless of their financial circumstances. With a team of dedicated and compassionate professionals, we specialise in orthopaedic and reconstructive treatments that help our patients regain their mobility and independence.

Established in 2012, our facility has been a beacon of hope for countless individuals and families. We are proud to have touched the lives of thousands, offering comprehensive care that includes diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing support.

Our commitment to excellence and patient-centered approach has earned us a reputation as a leading orthpaedic hospital in the region.

Our Vision

To become one of the foremost specialised surgical centres within the medical community, and a leading research center in the medical field. Additionally, the hospital strives to become an academic and scientific training center, aimed at providing the community with highly qualified and trained medical personnel.

Our Mission

Aqrabat Hospital is a humanitarium medical institution, under the supervision of a distinguished team of specialised medical and administrative professionals.

We are devoted to providing free primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare in the fields of orthopaedic and reconstructive surgery to all members of society, without discrimination, and relieving them from the trouble of traveling to neighbouring countries to meet their needs.

Our Values


Preservation of
Privacy, Rights & Equality

Striving for Innovation, Excellence & Professionalism

Our History

A Summary of our History & Funding

The hospital was opened on October 13th, 2012, with the first patient being received in the clinics at 10AM, and the first surgical operation being performed on October 19th, 2012, for a war-related injury that required an external fixation of the thigh bone. The hospital’s establishment was made possible by the generous donations of individual supporters, who have continued to provide financial support over the years.

In the early days of its operation, the hospital relied on individual donors for support, which continued from October 2012 to September 2014. During this period, an adjacent block was added with the help of Syrian and Kuwaiti donors, comprising 12 beds for children and women.

After that, the hospital began receiving support from Relief International, starting from October 2014 to May 2015, during which a specialised center for dermatological diseases was established, and arthroscopic surgery was introduced. In the same year, preparations began for the big dream that was envisioned from the beginning, which was a specialised academic centre serving the Free Terrorites of Syria in general. It consisted of a building annexed to the hospital, in cooperation with the Tamkeen Project for Atma and Aqrabat, the medical and supportive efforts of Sweden, and with the Kuwaiti Mercy Cover campaign and with the support of the Integrity and Adam Smith organisations. The building was divided into four floors, with each floor having an area of 1000m2.

Starting from June 2015 until January 2016, support was received from the Physicians Across Continents organisation. With the beginning of the new year 2016, work moved to the new building and construction work was completed in it. From January 1, 2016, until March 14, 2016, the hospital worked voluntarily without support from any party. From March 15, 2016, until June 15, 2016, the hospital was supported by the Qatar Red Crescent.

With the start of work in the new building, the number of visitors increased by 100% in addition to an increase in the number of surgical operations due to the presence of 7 surgical operation rooms. From June 16, 2016, until September 30, 2016, the hospital received some grants from several entities that contributed to securing the salaries of the staff.

On August 8th, 2018, the partnership with the Humanity and Inclusion organisation was initiated to establish a centre for physical therapy and psychological support, and this partnership has continued until present day.

From October 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2019, the hospital was supported by the SAMs organisation.

From January 1st, 2020 to March 31st, 2020, the hospital operated voluntarily without receiving any support from organizations.

In July 2021, the partnership with the Humanity and Inclusion organisation was expanded to include a prosthetic center for the hospital and the support has continued until present day.

Meet our team

At Aqrabat Hospital, we are proud to have a team of highly skilled and compassionate professionals who are dedicated to providing exceptional care to our patients.

Our team includes experienced orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, and support staff who work together to ensure that our patients receive personalised treatment and achieve the best possible outcomes.

We are committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in orthopaedic medicine and using state-of-the-art technology to deliver the best care possible. 

Dr. Sameeh Muhammad Qaddour​
General Manager

Intensive Care and Anesthesia Specialist. Certified trainer by multiple international organisations, from the founders of Aqrabat Hospital. Employed since 2012.

Hospital Administrator

Graduated in Business Administration. After returning from the UAE to Syria, he worked in the humanitarian sector eventually being employed at Aqrabat Hospital since 2012.

Dr. Mouhib
Mohamad Kaddour

Specialises in general and reconstructive surgery. Diploma in Medical Facility Management. From the founders of Aqrabat Hospital. Employed since 2012

Dr. Abdulhakim

Holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Medicine from Aleppo University, as well as a Master's and Doctorate in Orthopaedic Surgery from the same institution. From the founders of Aqrabat Hospital. Employed since 2012

Dr. Abdel Wahab
Abu Yahya

Holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Medicine from Damascus University and a specialisation in Orthopaedic Surgery from the same institution, which he obtained in 2012. Has worked in several hospitals across Syria. Employed since 2022.

Dr. Nader Jaafar Alchardoub

Graduated from Aleppo University with a specialisation in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2000. Obtained an AFSA degree in Orthopedic Surgery in France in 2004. Returned to Aleppo University Hospital as a contracted physician from 2009 to 2011, where he then joined the hospitals of the revolution and eventually Aqrabat Hospital.

Dr. Hasan Alali

Orthopaedic and arthroscopic surgeon, specializing in joint surgery. Employed at Aqrabat Hospital since 2016.

Dr. Abdulsalam Alnassan

Specialises in orthopaedic and arthroscopic surgery, with a focus on joint surgery. Employed at Al-Aqrabat Hospital since 2016.

Dr. Jaber
Al Ahmad

Graduated with a medical degree from Aleppo University in 2003. Specializes in orthopaedic surgery. Employed at Al-Aqrabat Hospital since 2021.