Hiiraan, South Central Somalia

MSF team assisting families affected by the flooding in Beledwene,Somalia © MSF

MSF team assisting families affected by the flooding in Beledwene,Somalia © MSF

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.


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