Increase access to maternal and neonatal Health Care Services

Projet terminé

This project will expand and construct 4 health facilities maternal sections in the Banadir Region and also supply them with essential medicines and equipment, train health care staff and undertake intensive health education programmes. The second part of the project seeks to strengthen Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) coordination activities by seconding an IRS staff to the OIC who will bring the Islamic and Middle East humanitarian and development agencies together to collaborate and coordinate closely during their interventions in Somalia.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Aide humanitaire & RRC
Assistance matérielle
01.05.2012 - 31.03.2015
CHF 500'000

In Somalia the continuous political conflicts in South and Central zones of Somalia, drought and the increased food insecurity have had direct and indirect impact on livelihood security, including human deaths and injuries, asset destruction, population displacements, restricted access to basic health services and water resources and sustained restrictions of humanitarian operations.


To increase access to emergency obstetric and neo natal in health care services and Information to vulnerable communities of Banadir Region of South Central Somalia and enhance overall aid coordination amongst OIC members.

Groupes cibles

Internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and host community members in 4 communities in Banadir Region as well as the OIC and all humanitarian actors.

Effets à moyen terme

  • To increase access to improved quality life-saving maternal and neonatal health care services to conflict, drought- and famine-affected people
  • To strengthen coordination among coalition members under OIC for a more coordinated aid delivery and advocacy among OIC and UN members.
  • Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
    Crédit Aide humanitaire
    Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
    • Other international or foreign NGO North
    • Islamic Relief Somalia (IRS)

    Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   500'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   499'872
    Phases du projet

    Phase 1 01.05.2012 - 31.03.2015   (Completed)