Medical Centers, Mogadishu
SOS Children's Villages Somalia runs a huge medical program in Somalia through the establishment of SOS Mother and Child Centres. Health care in the SOS MC centres (Mogadishu, Afgoi Corridor, Baidoa and more recently Hudur) has over the years increasingly adapted to the needs of the local population. In addition to basic medical care, pre- and postnatal care for mothers and children as well as disease prevention and prevention are guaranteed. Due to the high malnutrition rate, the work often revolves around improved nutrition and hygiene standards to prevent negative effects on the development of children. Every year 250,000 children are treated. In addition, 85,000 pregnant women and mothers are cared for in the clinic every year. In addition, 40 nurses and midwives are trained annually at the SOS training centre according to national standards.
The SOS Children's Villages Somalia Medical Centre Baidoa offers basic medical care and information measures on disease prevention, mother and child nutrition, as well as psychological support, trauma work and awareness raising in the field of sexual violence. The clinics thus make a decisive contribution to improving health care in Somalia and contribute significantly to reducing mortality and morbidity rates. SOS Somalia is currently leading the Health Cluster in Mogadishu and advising the Somali government on setting up an alternative child care system.