HE Prime Minister of Somalia Hamza Abdi Barre praised the continuous Qatari support for the Somali people during their plight, noting the strength of relations between the two countries. He also applauded Qatar Charity's constant humanitarian efforts and relief and developmental assistance for the Somali people.
This came during a meeting between a delegation from Qatar Charity and the prime minister. The delegation included Mr. Nawaf Abdullah al-Hammadi, CEO's assistant for the International Programs and Development sector at Qatar Charity and Mr. Abdulaziz Jassim Hejji, director of the International Programs and Development department.
The delegation is visiting Somalia to closely examine the effects of the drought in the country, assess the humanitarian situation of the affected, continue providing relief assistance to them, and inspect Qatar Charity's relief and developmental projects.
During the Somalia visit, the delegation has laid the foundation stone for an emergency department at Di Martino Public Hospital in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was attended by the Minister of Health and Human Services of the Federal Government of Somalia Dr. Ali Haji Adam, and HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Somalia Hassan bin Hamza Hashim, in addition to Qatar Charity’s delegation, health ministry officials, and many dignitaries.
“We are happy with the start of the implementation of this huge project, the first of its kind in Somalia, which will contribute to facilitating difficult surgeries,” said the Minister of Health and Human Services of the Federal Government of Somalia Dr. Ali Haji Adam, thanking the State of Qatar and Qatar Charity, which he considered an essential partner of his ministry. He praised Qatar Charity's health interventions and the high-level coordination with the ministry to serve the Somali people.
“The relations between Qatar and Somalia are fraternal, and Somalia deserves all the support," said HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Somalia Hassan bin Hamza Hashim, noting that the State of Qatar contributes to the development of the vital sectors of Somalia.
“This emergency department at Di Martino Public Hospital will provide health services to those most in need, and contribute to improving the service in Somalia,” said Mr. Nawaf Abdullah al-Hammadi, CEO's assistant for the International Programs and Development sector at Qatar Charity, indicating that this is one of Qatar Charity’s health projects implemented in Somalia.
He added that Qatar Charity attaches significant attention to the health sector of Somalia, where it will soon train medical staff, start medical campaigns, and provide medical equipment. He stated that Qatar Charity managed to establish dozens of health centers in various Somali regions to contribute to improving the health services in the country.
The two-storey emergency department building will have the necessary facilities. The ground floor will have a laboratory, X-RAY section, a pharmacy, and a blood bank, in addition to consultation rooms, waiting areas, and a store. The first floor will consist of surgery, intensive care, and administration sections.