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Somali Young Doctors Association (SOYDA) activities

As intense violence once again rocks blind mortar shells Somalia’s capital, SOYDA Mobile team continues working throughout the country particularly Mogadishu-Afgoi corridor to provide life saving medical care, the civilian population of Mogadishu is trapped by the conflict, and has paid a heavy toll in recent fighting in residential neighborhoods.

Due to that the displacement flees from several places in Mogadishu has increased and most of them are Afgoi - Mogadishu corridor IDPs.

SOYDA has doubled its routine medical activities support IDP disadvantages living at the out reach areas. During the course SOYDA have carried out 2 days of free visitation and treatment activities on 14th – 15th May 2010 at Garasbaley IDP cluster in the corridor.

Findings are: -

  • Total screened cases are 687
  • Most of the under five old children suffer acute Respiratory infections, Diarrhea and Malnutrition and some cases of Whooping cough seen during screening.
  • Based on our observations shelter issues are the biggest problem, particularly those newly fleed from Bakara area due to mortar shells
  • With due respect, UN & International aid agencies are absent due to security reasons.
  • The environmental sanitation was poor and overcrowding at many places in the IDP camps can be ruining the public sanitary measures.
  • Shortage of food supply and water

Man power totalled 24, 10 were MDs, 8 were qualified nurses, 2 lab technicians and 4 pharmacists.

We strongly appreciate your support and comments/advise in the subject matter.

See enclosed pictures with this activity

For more information visit our website: www.soyda.net

Best regards
Executive Director of SOYDA
Dr. Abdiqani Sheikh Omar

Mob. +252 1 5577282
Tell. +252 5 0750607
Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Somali Young Doctors Association (SOYDA) is federation of health Professional Medical Association representing Hundreds of Somali physicians worldwide. Acting on behalf of patients and physicians, the SOYDA endeavors to achieve the highest possible standards of medical care, ethics, education and health-related human rights and Health Care for all people

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