Qatar Charity inaugurates a health center in

Qatar Charity inaugurates a health center in Somalia


In a ceremony attended by Qatari ambassador

Qatar Charity inaugurates a health center in Somalia


Qatar Charity has inaugurated a health center in the Tarkinli, Banadir in Somalia, to provide health care services to 20,000 residents.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Governor of Banadir Region, Mr. Omar Mohamed Mahmoud, His Excellency Mr. Hassan bin Hamza Hashem, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Somalia, Ms. Basma Amer Ahmed, Deputy Governor of Banadir for Social Affairs, Tarkanli District Official Mr. Jihad Sheikh Hassan, and the Health Officer of Banadir Region Mohamed Mahmoud Addo, and Mr. Abdel Nour Haj Ali Mursal, Director of Qatar Charity’s office in Somalia.

In his speech during the ceremony, the Governor of Banadir Region and the Mayor of the capital, Omar Mohamed Mahmoud extended his thanks to the State of Qatar, the government and people, for their support and contribution to help vulnerable segments of Somali society, adding that this center is a great contribution to support the Kawakdi residents and promote their wellbeing.

For his part, HE the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Somalia, Hassan bin Hamza Hashem, praised the brotherly relationship between the two countries, stressing that the State of Qatar is always keen on contributing to building the Somali state through sustainable projects and development of the Somali community, including the Mogadishu-Afgoye road project, and Mogadishu Jawhar.

Likewise,  Ms. Basma Amer Ahmed, Deputy Governor of Banadir for Social Affairs, added that Qatari government and people has stood in solidarity with the Somali people, especially during crises and disasters.

For his part, the Tarkanli district official Jihad Sheikh Hassan expressed his thanks and appreciation to the donors whose donations saved the lives of pregnant mothers, children and the elderly.

 “This project aims to provide health care for residents of the region, and cover the needs identified by the administration of the region to support the health sector which contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of the community members and to lower mortality rates of pregnant women and children under the age of five” Abdul Nour Mursal, Director of Qatar Charity’s office in Somalia.

Health Services

The center will provide various health services including first aid, women and children healthcare services, reproductive health, diagnostic services "x-rays", vaccination, laboratory and health awareness. Qatar Charity has also inagurated health centers in a number of Somali states to support the Somali health sector, in implementation of the agreement signed with the Somali Ministry of Health to deliver health projects in accordance with the sectoral strategy and the ministry's priorities.

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