Lower Shabelle, South Central Somalia

MSF Afgooye Hospital © Hugues Robert

Pateinets leaving MSF's Hospital in Afgooye, Somalia © Hugues Robert

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.

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