Mudug, South Central Somalia

At the gate Galcayo South Hospital, Somalia © MSF

outside Galcayo South Hospital, Somalia © MSF

In Mudug region MSF works in both South and North Galcayo. In South Galcayo hospital MSF provides outpatient curative and preventive services, including maternal care and vaccination, and inpatient care. Medical staff provide paediatric care, maternity care, including emergency obstetric care, therapeutic feeding, tuberculosis treatment and surgery. This is the only free surgery available for people in the area and many patients come from as far away as Ethiopia to receive care.

In 2009, 41,765 people received outpatient consultations and free medication at South Galcayo hospital. MSF staff assisted in the delivery of 990 babies and 360 surgeries were performed.

In North Galcayo clinic, MSF provides tuberculosis treatment and therapeutic feeding. In both locations systematic monitoring for nutritional emergencies and outbreaks of epidemic diseases for the region is available.

In both locations 763 people suffering from TB were started on treatment and 10,967 vaccinations were given in 2009. At the end of the year the number of children under treatment for severe malnutrition reached an all time high, with 2,281 children receiving treatment in South Galcayo Hospital and North Galcayo Feeding Centre between October and December alone.

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