Bay, South Central Somalia

MSF outreach team in Diinsor,Somalia© Alexander Glyadyelov

MSF outreach team in Diinsor,Somalia© Alexander Glyadyelov

In Dinsor MSF runs a 65-bed facility which offers both inpatient and outpatient care. The inpatient department (IPD), which serves the population of the entire district’s approximately 110,000 people, provides paediatric and adult medical care, treatment for tuberculosis and kala azar; as well as therapeutic feeding for severely malnourished children with associated pathologies.

The outpatient department (OPD) provides curative and preventive care and it includes an ambulatory feeding centre for severely malnourished children without medical complications. In 2009, 59,920 people received consultations and free medication. 3,399 women received ante-natal care consultations in the OPD while 801 women received assistance delivering in the maternity department.

Over 1,600 children suffering from malnutrition were treated in the hospital’s nutritional programme. In December MSF teams responded to an outbreak of measles in Dinsor, treating 464 people and launching a mass vaccination campaign which vaccinated 11,560 children between six months and 15 years old.

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