Emergency Provision of Essential Health Services to IDPs in Greater Mogadishu

Project Emergency Provision of Essential Health Services to IDPs in Greater Mogadishu
Objectives

• To provide free essential health service to IDPs • To reduce and prevent mortality and morbidity amongst vulnerable population

Project Partners Somalia Young Doctors Association (SOYDA)
Activities

• Set up mobile clinics • Provide consultation and treatment services to IDPs

Locations Mogadishu, Wadajir District (Aden Adde IDP camp) and Hodan District (Terbonka IDP camp)
Period September 2011 – January 2012
Accomplishments

• Free consultation and treatment services • 16,272 project beneficiaries were treated and referred

BACKGROUND

As the crisis worsens in Somalia, more people are forced to leave their homes to move into camps in order to meet their basic needs. With the population in IDP camps increasing significantly, there is also a greater need for medical treatment as proper medical care remains scarce.

An estimated 1.4 million people are displaced inside Somalia and Mogadishu is hosting 380,000 IDPs in 200 camps all over the city.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS

Mobile clinics were set up in two IDP camps in order to help improve the healthcare of IDPs and to reduce the morbidity and mortality rate among the community. Consultation and treatment services were given to more than 16,000 beneficiaries who are mostly made up of women and children.