Lower Shabelle, South Central Somalia
In Hawa Abdi, MSF runs an outpatient department, paediatric inpatient department, cholera and diarrhoea treatment centre, nutrition programme, water trucking and distribution of blankets and other non-food items. In Afgooye MSF runs an outpatient department as well as an ambulatory feeding programme and supports the activities of the hospital by providing drugs and medical materials, as well as paying staff incentives.
In 2009, 162,782 people received consultations and free medication in these facilities, more than half of which were children under five years old. In total MSF treated 14,187 malnourished children under the age of five in 2009. At the end of August, following an increase in the number of measles cases attending the MSF clinic in Afgooye, teams started a mass vaccination campaign in the corridor between Mogadishu and Afgooye. 31,785 children were vaccinated and 296 people were treated between the end of August and October.
Latest news from Lower Shabelle
MSF closes its medical project in the Hawa Abdi area and reaffirms its commitment to support the Somali population.
MSF teams closed their medical project in Somalia’s Hawa Abdi area, on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu, in early September, marking the end of the collaboration between Dr Hawa…Read more
With ongoing violent clash in Somalia, MSF calls for respect of the neutrality of medical facilities
A private dispute escalated into a violent clash in the area surrounding Hawa Abdi clinic in Somalia. This triggered the occupation of the medical premises. The armed group continues to be present in some parts of the clinic compound and a number of MSF non-medical staffs are still being detained.Read more