To provide free essential healthcare service to the communities in Mogadishu
|Project Partners||Aden Abdule Foundation (AAF)|
• Primary healthcare • Provide medical referral • Health education
|Period||20 April – 30 September 2013|
A total of 9852 patients, comprising 3356 male patients and 6496 female patients were treated
The continuing civil war in Somalia, which has lasted for 22 years especially in the southern part of the country, has caused the displacement of many people from their homes. The estimated number of displaced persons is approximately around 1.5 million, most of whom are mothers, children and old people.
MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS
The static clinic is an ongoing process which began in January 2012, and which, up to now, has benefitted around 40,000 patients approximately. Most of the beneficiaries are returnees and residents in the Yaqshid district, one of the largest districts in the capital, Mogadishu. MERCY Malaysia in collaboration with Aden Abdulle Foundation has become one of the most trusted local agencies which have successfully implemented primary healthcare facilities, as well as providing medical referrals and health education.
Based on the medical evaluation report, respiratory tract infections remain the most common disease, with 25% of our patients being treated for it. 12.4% were treated for urinary tract infections. Skin infections and suspected malaria were the third most common diseases which comprises 11.9% and 4.8% of the case loads respectively. Previously, cases of urinary tract infections were higher but have declined gradually as a result of the on-going daily health education efforts.