Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)
Ninety-six (96) local, regional, and international organizations and entities (prime actors) were identified by their peers as influential in the life of Syria. In the chart below, the left column ranks the prime actors from most influential in shaping the life in Syria (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
The chart also shows the classification of prime actors into five stances indicating the actor's support and contribution to inclusive nationalism for Syria, starting from the most committed (Core) to the least committed (Saboteur).
Amount of influence of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) in the life of Syria, and its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria.
25 prime actors participated in the following:
- Determining the rank of SAMS according to the amount of its influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, SAMS ranked 61st most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying SAMS according to its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria (also indicated in the same row by the colored rectangle). Of the 25 prime actors who participated in the assessments, more agreed that SAMS falls under the category of 'Helper'. A prime actor assessed as Helper is seen as supportive of and contributing to inclusive nationalism for Syria, but has other priorities that it considers more important.
In response to the question, “How is the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"They do a lot of work in healthcare all over Syria. They are also seen as one of the largest advocates for Syria.” (233121)
Round 2 participants stated (Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017):
“They play very important role in the life of Syria, medical.” (223881)
“They are one of the largest medical operators inside Syria.” (223911)
“They operate 65% of medical facilities outside government controlled areas. They are the only medical service for many. They served 3 million people last year. People in those regions would otherwise be forced to leave as refugees.” (221951)
Round 1 participants stated (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):
“They do good work in the United States and Syria.” (21263)
“They raised $2.5 million in 1 night. They can get to the top of leadership.” (215261)
“They offer lots of medical support, psychiatric support, and training.” (215261)