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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,”...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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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,...

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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...

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