Dr. Houssam Alnahhas, Coordinator for CBRN-TF, Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, Syria
Houssam Alnahhas was born in Syria in 1988. He worked as the Local Coordinator for the
CBRN Task Force of the International Union of Medical Relief and Care Organizations
(UOSSM) and is now the research and information management officer for UOSSM. As such, he
has extensive first-hand experience of the chemical attacks in Syria and their treatment. Dr.
Alnahhas studied clinical medicine at Aleppo University, but the Syrian Civil War prevented him
from completing his education. He is now studying at the Cerrahpasa Medical School of Istanbul
University. During the Syrian Crisis, he led a medical team people to treat casualties and
coordinated efforts between various NGOs to direct humanitarian efforts. During his career
as a doctor, Dr. Alnahhas was responsible for developing preparedness and response protocols and
manuals in case of chemical attacks.