The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) announced on Sunday that it has partnered with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS Relief) to establish a project to improve maternal and reproductive health for vulnerable and displaced communities in Somalia.
According to Niyi Ojuolape, UNFPA’s Representative in Somalia, the programme aims to address the important healthcare needs of vulnerable communities, notably women and girls affected by displacement and humanitarian disasters.
“By improving access to high-quality maternal and reproductive health services, we save lives and ensure the well-being of Somali women and girls,” Ojuolape said in a joint statement released in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital.
According to Yaziid Hamoud, the head of KS-Relief Somalia, the project would increase access to positive health services, maternal health, and the general quality of disadvantaged communities in six regions.
“National institutions’ capacity is stronger, and they can respond to the population’s health needs, particularly women’s health,” Hamoud added.
In Somalia, the project will improve access to comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care, build capacity in reproductive health services, and improve supply chain management.
Somali Minister of Health Ali Haji Adan stated that the ministry and UNFPA have worked relentlessly to offer Somalis with basic healthcare services.
“We deeply appreciate the collaboration between UNFPA and KSRelief, and we are grateful for their unwavering support,” Haji remarked.