Qatar Charity’s clinic brings about change in

Qatar Charity’s clinic brings about change in beneficiaries’ lives in Somalia


Qatar Charity’s clinic brings about change in beneficiaries’ lives in Somalia



Many beneficiaries of the Al-Shifa Clinic, which was established by Qatar Charity (QC) in 2018 in the Yaqshid District of Somalia, expressed their satisfaction with the medical services they receive free of charge.

Before the clinic was set up by Qatar Charity, the 150,000 inhabitants of Yaqshid did not have an easy access to health services, as they had to walk long distances to benefit from primary care services and medical treatment. However, the situation changed when Qatar Charity built the clinic. 

Mrs. Fatima Muhammad Ali recalls the problematic health situation in the area before the clinic was established as she says "We had to walk a long distance to receive health services for our children.”

She noted that the free health services and medicines provided by the clinic contributed to the improvement of health conditions of the local people, thanking the benefactor in Qatar for supporting the needy and poor.

Mrs. Maida Issa Kahwi, a mother of seven, said that she was not able to bear the costs of treatment and medicines. She is now delighted with free health services she receives for her children from the clinic.

The health care services and free medical treatment provided by the Al-Shifa clinic have contributed to enhancing healthcare services in the area and reducing morbidity and mortality rates among mothers and children under five years.


The 600sq m clinic consists of 11 rooms, a waiting area, an outpatient clinic, a maternity room, patient rooms, a pharmacy, a doctor’s room and a laboratory. It provides health services, medical consultations and free medicines to patients. The clinic receives daily more than 80 cases.  The clinic has benefited 36,000 patients since its inception until the mid-2020.


It is worth mentioning that Qatar Charity implements various health and medical projects in Somalia, such as building clinics, organizing medical caravans for disaster relief, and providing first aid, giving priority to the neediest areas and people.  Qatar Charity implements these health projects in coordination with the Somali Ministry of Health, Mogadishu University and international organizations.

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