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.
Meet Our Partners
Galkayo Medical Foundation
- Location: Galkayo
- Partner Since: 2022
Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International)
- Location: Mogadishu
- Partner In: 2012 – 2013
Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.
- Galkayo Medical Foundation: $130,600
- Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International): $442,800