Nutrition and Secondary Healthcare
International Medical Corps provides Somalis with healthcare and nutrition that includes routine and emergency care. We also work to strengthen local capacity through the training and education of local health workers. We deliver outpatient and inpatient management of severe acute malnutrition, integrating this care with healthcare and WASH services in drought-affected and displaced communities in Abudwak and Galkacyo South districts, in Galmudug region.
With support from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) and UNICEF, we provide critical secondary healthcare services and therapeutic feeding of severely malnourished children at Galkayo South Hospital. Services include ready-to-use therapeutic foods and micro-nutrient supplements at an outpatient therapeutic program and an in-patient stabilization center.
In Jowhar, with funding from ECHO, we support a 42-bed maternity hospital, four health centers and six primary-care health units. In Mogadishu, we support two health centers located within IDP camps, while in Baidoa, we support one health center. These health facilities provide nutrition services, and integrated healthcare and WASH services to the most vulnerable communities. In addition, we support 14 mobile medical teams that serve difficult-to-reach communities.
International Medical Corps also has partnered with UNICEF to establish mother-to-mother and father-to-father care groups, and to help communities manage and prevent malnutrition by improving the knowledge and the practice of good child health, nutrition and WASH behavior.