28 May 2020– Seynab Abdulahi is preparing herself to welcome her third child. She is nine months pregnant and is […]
Midwife Habibo asks Hafxo about her delivery experience and is pleased that Hafxo did not have complications. She then tenderly cleans the baby girl while checking her. After which she administers the first round vaccination. She then weighs the baby and records in her official notebook for record keeping.
The health situation in Hobyo district, Mudug region of Somalia remains fragile with women and children being the most vulnerable. Thanks to SHF funding, we have successfully delivered 206 babies in across all our health facilities in Hobyo district since project inception. SAF-UK has also provided 4261 ANC/PNC consultations to pregnant and lactating women in remote villages in the area.
Each year, several million children either die or suffer irreparable developmental defects because of Vitamin A deficiency. Countless others are harmed by malnutrition,starvation and cholera. Yet many of these deaths would be preventable if we address the underlying causes head on and use the tools that exists to stop them’’
When Amino Abdi Mohamed gave birth to her first child 8 years ago, maternal health care services in JAMAME region which is 60km away from Kismayo were non-existent. She lost her first born baby girl because of lack of maternal health care since the nearest health care center was located in Kismayo.