On the 11th of October, a team of senior UNFPA representatives including Ms Ann-Birgitte Albrectsen, the assistant Secretary-General, came to visit the newly established midwifery school that WAHA opened earlier this year in Mogadishu, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and UNFPA.
The agreement signed on September 27th will allow African technicians to be trained by the Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center.
The ambulances will be managed by local health centres and communities.
A few days ago, WAHA inaugurated the Mogadishu Midwifery School in partnership with UNFPA. Our guest of honor, Dr. Samia Hassan, the UNFPA Program Manager for Somalia’s South-Central Zone was the first to open the school.
On July 20th, 2011, the United Nations declared famine in several regions in the Horn of Africa. A year on, Doctors of the World & WAHA International re-opened Dadaab hospital in Kenya after having refurbished and rehabilitated it.
Our team in Mogadishu was happy to meet Hamdi again, a young woman they had treated in Somaliland for obstetric fistula and who recently came to our maternity in Mogadishu to give birth.