Qatar Charity (QC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Health Department of Somalia’s Benadir region to cooperate in delivering health care services in the region. The MoU comes in support of the health sector's efforts to contribute to providing health services to the people in Benadir.
Mr. Abdinur Mursal, director of Qatar Charity’s Somalia office, and Mr. Mohamed Mahmoud Addo, director of Health Department in Benadir Region signed the MoU in the presence of many officials from the both sides.
The memorandum aims to enhance joint efforts in the health field, provide health and nutrition services, especially maternal and child care, for those in need, strengthen the health system, and improve the skills of health workers. It also seeks to implement joint action plans to carry out activities to fight infectious diseases and HIV.
On the sidelines of the signing ceremony, Mr. Mohamed Mahmoud Addo, director of Benadir’s Health Department, praised the cooperation with Qatar Charity in the field of health, noting that the agreement contributes positively to helping needy people who can not afford hospital costs. He also appreciated Qatar Charity’s support for the Somali people, especially in the field of health.
Mr. Abdinur Mursal, Director of Qatar Charity’s Somalia office, underlined the importance of the MoU in establishing and consolidating partnerships with official authorities in the country, especially in the health sector, noting Qatar Charity’s keenness to cooperate with Benadir Region and the concerned units in the fields of health, education, water and sanitation, relief, and family and child care.
"Qatar Charity has always been striving to alleviate the suffering of the needy and the poor and to contribute to meeting the health and food needs of the vulnerable in all Somali regions,” said Mursal, indicating that Qatar Charity is considered to be one of the largest humanitarian organizations working in the country.
He added that Qatar Charity, with the support of philanthropists in Qatar, managed to build 10 health centers in Benadir region alone in the past period.
It is worth mentioning that in 2019, Qatar Charity signed a co-operation and partnership agreement with the Somali Ministry of Health and Human Services to ensure the effective participation of Qatar Charity in health projects in accordance with the sectoral strategy and the ministry’s priorities.
The co-operation between the ministry and Qatar Charity includes building and repairing health centers and hospitals, providing them with necessary medical equipment and ambulances, distributing medicines to them, and training medical staff in Somalia.