Hospitals battled to meet demand for vital medical supplies wanted to cure the respiratory illness and help to keep patients alive as the COVID-19 disease spread across Africa. Masks and ventilators are useful, but oxygen is also useful.
People who live in wealthy nations frequently take medical oxygen for granted. However, oxygen is often scarce or unavailable in many low-income countries, such as Somalia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people die as a result of a lack of oxygen, which is essential for the treatment of pneumonia, malaria, and other illnesses.
Somalia has reported 26,439 cases and 1,361 total deaths, with a case fatality rate of 5.14 percent. Somalia, which has the world’s sixth highest case fatality rate, has been hampered by COVID-19 difficulties.
Somalia was dealing with a multitude of difficulties, including locusts, drought, flooding, and the COVID-19 virus, in contrast to many other countries. When you factor in the country’s vulnerability as a result of decades of conflict and political turmoil, you have a prescription for tragedy. In this atmosphere of violence and instability, the country’s ability to provide much-needed health services and supplies across the country was limited due to inaccessibility for security reasons. Due to decades of war, there have been no significant expenditures in health infrastructure, and Somalia’s health infrastructure is woefully inadequate or non-existent in many locations.