Hiiraan, South Central Somalia
MSF runs the 99 bed regional hospital in Belet Weyne offering free, secondary level health care to the 280,000 inhabitants of the region. MSF provides emergency surgery, trauma care, paediatric and adult medical care, treatment of severe malnutrition, and is prepared to respond to medical emergencies in the region. Emergency and observation rooms are also in place.
In 2009, 2,593 people were admitted to the hospital. 971 emergency surgeries were performed, 178 of which were for victims of violence. 1,411 children were treated for malnutrition. Following an increase in the number of measles cases reported, in March 2009 MSF started a mass vaccination campaign in which 26,463 children between six months and 15 years old were vaccinated.
Latest news from Hiiraan
Nairobi, 28 September 2012 – The last children under treatment for severe malnutrition today left the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) feeding centre in the southern Somali city ofKismayo as parents…Read more
Somalia: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for all parties to respect the neutrality of medical facilities.
Geneva. 22 June 2012: Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is extremely concerned about an incident that occurred last Saturday 16 June in the MSF-supported hospital in Belet Weyne, Somalia. The neutrality of Belet…Read more
The MSF teams who had been monitoring the situation were able to immediately respond with a distribution of plastic sheeting shipped from Mogadishu for the 1,500 households affected.Read more
As ongoing fighting in Hiraan and Galgadud regions of Somalia continues to take its toll on the civilian population, MSF continues to support two hospitals in Guri El and Belet Weyne where 111 wounded people were admitted between January 10 to 12.Read more