Somalia has some of the worst health indicators in the world. Maternal health programs have been disrupted for decades, placing women at greater risk for obstetric fistula.

 Why We Work in Somalia

Somalia has some of the worst maternal health indicators in the world. The fertility rate is very high as are infant and maternal mortality rates; malnutrition is chronic, early marriage is common, and most deliveries are done at home without the presence of a skilled attendant.

Maternal health programs in Somalia have been disrupted for decades. Facilities tend to be dilapidated, basic equipment is in short supply, and there is a lack of trained medical personnel throughout the country. All of these factors are indicative of a high rate of maternal morbidities such as obstetric fistula.

What You Help Us Do

We made the following investments to build Somalia’s in-country medical services and provide fistula repair surgery to as many women as possible:

Meet Our Partners

Who are our current partners?

Galkayo Medical Foundation

  • Location: Galkayo
  • Partner Since: 2022
What projects did we fund in the past?

Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International)

  • Location: Mogadishu
  • Partner In: 2012 – 2013
How much funding have we granted?

Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.

Current Partner

  • Galkayo Medical Foundation: $130,600

Past Partner

  • Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International): $442,800



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