Middle Shabelle, South Central Somalia
MSF provides basic health care through a network of four health centres in the rural districts of Jowhar, Mahaday and Balcad. The health centres provide outpatient preventive and curative services; maternal and paediatric care; and an extended programme for immunization through mobile and fixed clinics. A maternity ward provides services for natural deliveries; caesarean sections, family planning and care for victims of sexual violence. There is also a nutritional programme including a stabilisation centre and ambulatory care.
In 2009, 118,968 people received consultations and free medication and 26,542 received ante and post-natal consultations at the OPD. More than 5,336 malnourished children were admitted to the therapeutic feeding centres for malnutrition treatment and management of related medical complications. A total of 1,666 babies were delivered in the maternity ward.
In July MSF teams tackled an outbreak of measles in Jowhar, treating over 1,000 people in camps for internally displaced persons in Jowhar itself and another 3,756 in Balcad, Warshiik and El Mahan. 62,132 children were vaccinated.
Latest news from Middle Shabelle
MSF medical teams in Middle Shabelle have responded to a cholera outbreak detected in the region late March. The confirmation of the first cholera case prompted the humanitarian organization to open a Cholera Treatment…Read more
Twenty one year old Hawa (fictitious name) has been in labour for 2 days in a rural nomadic village located on the outskirts of Gololey Town, Somalia. Hoping that she will deliver normally under the care of a traditional birth attendant, Hawa and her relatives decided not to seek help from a qualified health care attendant in the nearest health facility.Read more
Interview with Luis Neira, MSF medical coordinator for Somalia, about the new tuberculosis (TB) services the organisation has started providing in two rural areas of Middle Shabelle region, South Central…Read more
On 5 June the medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened new tuberculosis (TB) departments in two of its health centres in Middle Shabelle Region, Somalia. The departments will…Read more