Lower Shabelle region
The Afgooye district hospital serves displaced people and residents of the Afgooye Corridor with an outpatient and 30-bed inpatient department, emergency room, maternity facility and an outpatient feeding programme.
Between January and September, the hospital conducted 11,408 medical consultations, admitted 738 patients to its wards and assisted the delivery of 953 babies. The Qatar Red Crescent Society assumed support of the hospital following our withdrawal.
Middle Shabelle region
We provided outpatient care, maternal and child health services, vaccinations and nutritional support at the Jowhar maternity hospital and health centres in Kulmis, Bulo Sheik, Gololey, Balcad and Mahaday. The Mahaday and Gololey facilities also treated TB.
We ran projects in two referral hospitals in the divided city of Galkayo. In the Ministry of Health’s referral hospital in Galkayo North, we offered paediatric outpatient and inpatient care, maternity services, feeding programmes and TB treatment. Our teams carried out 33,824 consultations in 2013.
In addition, we ran a satellite programme for TB treatment in Burtinle in Nugal region.
In the hospital in Galkayo South, we provided surgery and paediatric care, maternity services, nutrition programmes, TB treatment and immunisations.
Our hospital in the small rural town of Marere served as the referral hospital for the whole of Middle and Lower Juba, and Gedo regions, providing basic and specialist healthcare, TB treatment, nutritional services and emergency obstetric care to a huge catchment population.
In the port city of Kismayo, we ran an inpatient nutrition programme for children under five, with special wards for those suffering from measles and cholera.
This facility opened during the nutritional crisis of 2011 and saw a steady stream of children thereafter: 5,183 received treatment between January and September 2013. The International Committee of the Red Cross opened a similar structure at Kismayo hospital in October to compensate for MSF’s withdrawal.
We had been supporting the inpatient, maternity and surgical facilities of the 160-bed Burao hospital in the Togdheer region of Somaliland since 2011. Prior to our withdrawal, we conducted 775 surgical interventions, admitted 1,602 people to the inpatient department and assisted in the birth of 720 babies.
We also intervened in three prisons in Somaliland, carrying out medical consultations, improving water and sanitation facilities and distributing relief supplies.