Improving The Health Of Women And Children In Somalia
“It is great that we are getting free local medical care,” says Nurta as she waits with her son, Zakariya, for treatment at the Belcad Health Centre in Somalia. “I am a mother of five orphaned children. I could not afford to pay their medical bills. They are all fine now after getting treatment from the Islamic Relief medical team.”
This year 24,500 patients received free treatment at Islamic Relief-supported health centers or mobile clinics that operate in remote areas in Somalia. The maternal and child health program also recruited community health workers to promote good health, nutrition, first aid and hygiene practices including pre and post-natal care.