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14/11/2019

The Nairobi Statement was formulated after six months of global consultations led by the International Steering Committee on ICPD25, with hundreds of organizations and thousands of people involved. It provides a global framework for the formulation of government and partner commitments. Since it is non-binding, countries and other stakeholders may choose to support the Nairobi Statement in its entirety, in part, or not at all. In no way does supporting the Nairobi Statement infringe upon national sovereignty.

 

 

 

05/04/2020

UNFPA  is closely monitoring and working with government, partners and other UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO).

UNFPA is working to ensure that accurate information is provided to women of reproductive age and pregnant women on infection precautions, potential risks and how to seek timely medical care.

04/03/2020

Banadir Hospital The Federal Government of Somalia recognizes Banadir Hospital as the only ‘National Referral Hospital’ in the country. The hospital comprises three main departments: The maternity which offers treatment services to medical to medical and surgical conditions of pregnant and non- pregnant women similarly The pediatric department deals with medical and surgical conditions for all ages of children, controls and acute watery diarrhea The medical and surgical activities are also delivered routinely or as emergency Making motherhood safer is a top priority for UNFPA.

UNFPA works at all levels to promote universal access to sexual and reproductive health care and rights, including by promoting international maternal health standards and providing guidance and support to health systems including Banadir Hospital.

UNFPA-supported programmes emphasize capacity development in maternal care, especially the strengthening of human resources and emergency obstetric and newborn care. Among its many programmes, UNFPA helps to train midwives, supports emergency obstetric and newborn care facilities and networks, and provides essential drugs and family planning services. UNFPA also supports the implementation of maternal death review and response systems, which help officials understand how many women are dying, why, and how to respond. UNFPA additionally seeks to make pregnancy and childbirth as safe as possible in emergency settings.

02/11/2019

Nine days left before we go to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. SEE THE SURPRISING REASONS SOMALI MIDWIVES MARCH.

10/10/2019

Message from Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA

World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2019

 

The mental health consequences of crisis and conflict are serious, yet often overlooked.

Those caught in humanitarian emergencies suffer psychological trauma and invisible wounds as devastating and crippling as any physical harm. Survivors can face long-lasting challenges to their health and well-being, and too often, suffer in silence.

As crises around the world become more widespread and displacement reaches record levels, UNFPA is committed to scaling up access to mental health care and psychosocial support for women and girls in humanitarian settings.  

From child and forced marriage to unintended pregnancy to intimate partner violence to rape and trafficking, women and adolescent girls face increased risk to their health and well-being. They need increased support.

We are working closely with humanitarian and development partners to integrate mental health and psychosocial support into our response to gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies and as part of our lifesaving sexual and reproductive health services. 

This includes specialized care centres and safe spaces where those who have experienced trauma – including displacement, violence and loss – can heal, find hope and begin to live again.

As one survivor of abuse said after six months of treatment at a UNFPA psychological care centre in Yemen: “I feel I have a purpose now.” Today, she volunteers at the centre, sharing her experiences with other survivors.

On World Mental Health Day, UNFPA calls for increased efforts to address the growing psychosocial needs in humanitarian settings and more openness about mental illness.

By stepping up our support and removing the stigma surrounding mental health, we can help lift the burden of trauma off the shoulders of those who have already suffered enough.

Together, let’s put people first and give them what they need for a sustainable future of health and well-being. One person at a time, we can rebuild lives, communities, and entire countries.  

23/07/2019

This video depicts the journey of one of the teams of the Somali Health and Demographic Survey (SHDS) enumerators during their field work in Amoud Temporary Settlement, Abdaal village in Sahil region.

 

The team interviewed the Nomadic population at their Temporary New Settlement (TNS). The TNS is a method adopted to enumerate and capture the socio-economic data or status of the Somali women living in nomadic settings.

 

As can be observed in the video the terrain in Amoud is rocky and the team battled with uneven surface and harsh windy situation. The enumerators traveled from one household to another which is sometimes between a distance of one and five kilometers.   This means that the team had to abandon the use of their vehicle to walk up in the rocky area to find the households within the TNS. 

 

“It is difficult to climb up the hills. It is too windy and making it more difficult to climb up. The wind is balancing me off. It is an extremely long walk,” the team is heard exclaiming in the video.

 

Although it is generally a tiresome walk, some members of the team are more adaptable to the conditions than others.  Some are heard saying that it is difficult to keep up with the pace of the community guide who is assisting them to find the TNS. 

 

The enumerators will be in the area on 23 and 24 July 2019 before they move to another TNS nearby.  Twelve teams have been working in region.

12/04/2019

Banadir Hospital

The Federal Government of Somalia recognizes Banadir Hospital as the only ‘National Referral Hospital’ in the country.

The hospital comprises three main departments:

  • The maternity which offers treatment services to medical to medical and surgical conditions of pregnant and non- pregnant women similarly
  • The pediatric department deals with medical and surgical conditions for all ages of children, controls and acute watery diarrhea
  • The medical and surgical activities are also delivered routinely or as emergency

Making motherhood safer is a top priority for UNFPA. UNFPA works at all levels to promote universal access to sexual and reproductive health care and rights, including by promoting international maternal health standards and providing guidance and support to health systems including Banadir Hospital.

UNFPA-supported programmes emphasize capacity development in maternal care, especially the strengthening of human resources and emergency obstetric and newborn care. Among its many programmes, UNFPA helps to train midwives, supports emergency obstetric and newborn care facilities and networks, and provides essential drugs and family planning services. UNFPA also supports the implementation of maternal death review and response systems, which help officials understand how many women are dying, why, and how to respond. UNFPA additionally seeks to make pregnancy and childbirth as safe as possible in emergency settings.

08/03/2019

Our Representative Anders Thomsen wishes all girls and women in Somalia a Happy Women's Day 2019

02/07/2018

We asked adolescent girls from Palestine, Jordan, Kurdistan Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Syria about their dreams and aspirations, and they answered that any girl should be able to aspire to be an architect, a pilot or even the president of her country!

UNFPA believes in the right of girls to be informed about their bodies and empowered in their ability to choose what is better for them, and encourages teenage girls to stay in school, pursue professional opportunities and delay pregnancy until they are over 18 years of age.

It is our responsibility to give proper information to adolescent girls, so they can grow into a safe and healthy womanhood.

15/05/2017

Adolescence is the period between childhood and adulthood, marked by rapid physical growth. It is important for the adolescents to be equipped with the necessary life skills needed to navigate through life. Information on the adolescent population and where they reside is critical in social (e.g. education and health) and economic planning.

The findings of the 2014 Population Estimation Survey for Somalia (PESS) show that a majority of the population is below 35 years. The adolescent boy and girl have different roles in the community. These different roles promote or inhibit their access to social amenities such as education and health. In many instances the boy child enjoys more advantages over the girl child. Infrastructural development is not uniform in the entire country. In many developing countries, urban areas are more developed and have better access to social and economic facilities.

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