Mogadishu ambulance services rushed injured to health facilities after bomb blast
4 October 2011 a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded outside the compound of several ministries of Transitional Federal Government. The explosion took place on one of Mogadishu’s busiest streets, near the K4 area, where students and their parents were registering for scholarships. As of today over 79 deaths were reported and over 200 more are injured. The death toll is still expected to raise in the coming days.
31 May 2011 ¦ Nairobi – The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the steep rise in the numbers of children under five years old who have been wounded in Somalia's latest outbreak of violence.
4 December 2009 -- The attack on Thursday in Mogadishu that claimed the life of Somalia's Minister of Health, Dr Qamr Aden Ali, and several other senior government and community figures was a tragic blow to the nation's medical fraternity and underscores the urgent need for stabilization and security in the country.
28 September 2009 -- Almost 3.6 million people in Somalia need emergency assistance, including 1.5 million displaced by violence. This photo essay highlights the humanitarian health challenges facing Somalis and the efforts by health providers to try meet their needs.
Joint UNICEF/WHO Newsletter on Child Health Days in Somalia
The UNICEF and WHO Joint Programme
on Accelerating Young Child Survival for
Somalia for 2008-09, represented the
start of such a commitment. It is based on
global scientific evidence and years of
hands-on experience of the realities in
Somalia. The Joint Programme outlines a
set of basic cost-effective interventions to
be delivered through various tested
strategies in order to reach every child in
all districts of Somalia.