SPARK to support Somalia’s economy to recuperate from COVID-19 

SPARK to support Somalia’s economy to recuperate from COVID-19 

In recent years Somalia has struggled against climate, and disease eruptions. Up to twenty percent of Somalia population Somaliland’s may be directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19. According to officials, 49% of Somalia/15-to-64-year-olds Somaliland’s are unemployed. “The Tadamon project is the result of a long partnership among SPARK and ISDB,” said Mourad Hentati, SPARK’s North…

Incubators donated to Banadir Hospital by Somalia’s Hormuud Salaam Foundation 

Incubators donated to Banadir Hospital by Somalia’s Hormuud Salaam Foundation 

The Hormuud Salaam Foundation in Somalia donated incubators last week to Banadir Hospital, the country’s largest public health facility, which will help newborn babies born prematurely, survive in harsh conditions. According to a study conducted by the Ministry of Health in Somalia, at least 12% of babies are born too early, making it difficult for them to survive. This encouraged the Hormuud Salaam Foundation to pitch…

 Somalia, UN cholera vaccination drive
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 Somalia, UN cholera vaccination drive

Somalia and UN agencies started a five-day campaign to vaccinate 934,511 people against cholera in nine high-risk districts with ongoing outbreaks. The Ministry of Health, WHO, and UNICEF say another round of oral cholera vaccinations targets children over 1 year old, pregnant women, as well as displaced people. “To prevent epidemics, we strongly advise affected…

In the midst of a UN hunger warning, a Qatari charity is delivering aid to drought-stricken Somalia

In the midst of a UN hunger warning, a Qatari charity is delivering aid to drought-stricken Somalia

As the UN warns of a coming famine, a Qatari charity will provide food assistance to thousands of Somali households affected by the drought. 7,000 people in Baidoa, South West States, would be helped under the current initiative. Drought has caused hunger in East Africa, according to the United Nations. Last week, the United Nations…

Three people with indications of Monkeypox were admitted to de martino hospital

Three people with indications of Monkeypox were admitted to de martino hospital

Three suspected monkeypox patients with symptoms have been admitted to Mogadishu’s De Martino Hospital, according to Capital Online. According to reliable sources, two of them were in Mogadishu and the other had recently returned from South Africa. The Somali Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization are undertaking a joint investigation, according to medical…

Oxygen is provided into Somalia’s health system as part of the COVID-19 reaction

Oxygen is provided into Somalia’s health system as part of the COVID-19 reaction

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…

The governor of Banadir has started polio vaccinations

The governor of Banadir has started polio vaccinations

HE Omar Mohamud Mohamed (Omar Filish), Governor of Banadir Region and Mayor of Mogadishu, has formally launched the Polio Prevention Campaign, which will be carried out across the capital city’s districts. Governor Omar Filish gave a speech in which he emphasised the importance of polio immunisation and urged residents of the Banadir district to acquire…

A health centre in Somalia has been opened by a Qatari organisation

A health centre in Somalia has been opened by a Qatari organisation

In Bosaso, Puntland, Qatar Charity (QC) built a health centre. The facility has the potential to assist 10,000 impoverished residents in the area. Other authorities in attendance included Bosaso mayor Abdelghani Ahmed Ismail, Puntland health ministry undersecretary Sayeed Mohamed Warabi, and others. Reproductive health, medical exams, emergency care, immunizations, a lab, radiography, pharmacy, and service…

In Somalia, worm diseases are no longer neglected

In Somalia, worm diseases are no longer neglected

People who lack adequate sanitation, basic health facilities, or health care might become infected with neglected tropical diseases. These illnesses are linked to illness, death, stigma, and prejudice. Tropical diseases that are less well-known are more common than you might assume. According to the WHO, 20 neglected tropical illnesses, including schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminth infections, leprosy,…

In the Middle Shabelle region, many die from acute watery diarrhoea

In the Middle Shabelle region, many die from acute watery diarrhoea

The humanitarian situation is escalating for residents of Mahaday district, Middle Shabelle region, where an outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea has erupted. In the Middle Shabelle region’s Kulmis, Shiidle-bari, Burfulle, and Diin-lawe villages, about 50 individuals have died of acute watery diarrhoea in the last three months. Drought has wreaked havoc on these locations across…

In the fight against the virus, the US government has provided Somalia with 286,650 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

In the fight against the virus, the US government has provided Somalia with 286,650 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The US government handed over 300,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to the Somali government on Wednesday in an effort to assist in the fight against the new coronavirus, which is still wreaking havoc around the globe.  In a statement, the US embassy in Mogadishu said 286,650 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 had arrived through…