Trócaire Somalia has received an award acknowledging its health care delivery in Gedo Region for the last two decades.
The award was bestowed by the ministry of Health for Jubbaland State of Somalia on 16 June 2016.
Present to receive the award was Ombretta Mazzaroni (Trócaire Somalia Country Director), Abdi Tari (Trócaire Programme Manager), Alas Abukar (Trócaire's Mogadishu Liaison Officer) and Saba Khan (CHANGE: Community Health and Nutrition Through Local Governance and Empowerment Consortium, DFID).
Ombretta Mazzaroni and Saba Khan pose for a photo together with the team from the Ministry of Health Jubbaland State Somalia, 16 June 2016
Trócaire has been providing humanitarian and development support in Somalia since 1992, with a focus on the Gedo region of the country.
Given the difficulties faced simply to secure food, we provide basic supports such as healthcare, nutrition and education to large numbers. Our long-term commitment to Somalia has helped Trócaire become a trusted actor in this volatile country.
We currently provide the only public health service available to over 220,000 people across five districts in the country. This includes primary health care centres and also emergency nutrition for mothers and children. Trócaire has also trained nursing staff to help safer delivery of infants and reduce maternal and newborn deaths.
Through our supported health centres, Trócaire also provides food to mothers and children at risk of malnutrition. Trócaire also provides school meals to keep children in school and increase enrolments. We provide one nutritious meal to children in school every day. We also help to reduce the extent of worm infections in school-going children in order to improve their health and learning capacity.