Somalia: Field Based Data

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Bula-Hubei, Wadajir District, Mogadishu Somalia

The incidence of suicide/Explosive Devices in Somalia has increased markedly in recent years, making suicide a major social problem. Between 2011 and 2015, the annual number of suicides increased from 35% to 65 %; the most dramatic increase occurred in middle-aged men, the group showing the greatest increase in depression. Recent studies have shown that prevention campaigns are effective in reducing the total number of suicides in various areas like, Gedo, Middle-Jubba,Lower-Shabele as well as Banadir in Somalia.  Such interventions have been targeted at relatively urban populations, and national data from public health and clinical studies are still needed. The Somali governments have not yet established the goal of reducing the annual number of suicides from 2011 to 2015 by thousand died; toward this end, several programs have been proposed, including the Mental Barrier Free Declaration, and the Guidelines for the Management of Depression by Health Care Professionals and Public Servants. However, the number of suicides has not declined over the past 6 years. Achieving the national goal during the remaining years will require extensive and consistent campaigns dealing with the issues and problems underlying suicide/explosive as well as simple screening methods for detecting depression. These campaigns must reach those individuals whose high-risk status goes unrecognized. In this review paper, we propose a strategy for the early detection of suicide risk by screening for depression according to self perceived symptoms. This approach was based on the planed symposium Approach to the Prevention of Suicide in Clinical and Occupational Medicine held at the 1st Conference of the Somali Youth 2015 agendas.
Reporter: Mr Abdullahi Abdi Mohamed

Hodan Mogadishu

NAHDA is NGO works in south and central Somalia, the development of the country is very law due long lasted civil war effacted the whole edges the country
Reporter:  Mr Abdullahi Abdi

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Bursalah, Goldogob district in Mudug region

The aim of the project is to provide health assistance to vulnerable rural communities in Bursalah town and its surrounding villages. This will enable vulnerable communities in the remote areas to access their health rights and enjoy better health to participate their family and other human being obligations.  By implementing this project the vulnerable women and children in the remote areas will get better treatment and health, nutrition and personal hygiene orientation. The project will also contribute realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) regarding health and applying to Sustainable development Goals (SDG).
Following interventions are needed.
•    Operationalize the Bursalah Health Clinic to enable access to health facilities
•    Improve the operation and the service delivery of the health center to the vulnerable communities, particularly women, children and elderly persons in Bursalah area
•    Upgrading service delivery capacity of the clinic staff through short professional medical training on nursing, midwifery, laboratory and communicable diseases.
•    Extend support on necessary activities including procurement of equipment consisting of laboratory apparatus and chemical reagents, clinic office equipment. Short

ReporterMr Mohamed Abdiwali