UNOPS and Ministry of Health to Rehabilitate Six Regional Hospitals in Somalia

Published: July 27, 2023

Mogadishu, Somalia, July 27, 2023 – The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the Ministry of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) have partnered to rehabilitate six regional hospitals across the country.

The $12.5 million initiative, which is part of the World Bank’s Somalia COVID-19 Emergency Vaccination Project Additional Financing, will encompass major renovations, civil works, and the installation of essential medical equipment to enhance the hospitals’ emergency response capabilities. The project will also integrate climate resilience measures, such as flood prevention mechanisms, wind-resistant structures, and passive cooling systems, to ensure the hospitals are equipped to withstand climate-related challenges.

The hospitals to be rehabilitated are:

  1. Bosaso General Hospital in Puntland State
  2. Galmudug Regional Referral Hospital in Dhusamareb, Galmudug State
  3. Beledweyne District Referral Hospital in Hirshabelle State
  4. Bay Regional Hospital in Baidoa, Southwest State
  5. Forlanini Hospital in Mogadishu, Banadir Regional Administration (BRA)
  6. Garbaharey District Referral Hospital in Jubaland State

“We are proud to partner with the Ministry of Health in this important endeavor to strengthen Somalia’s healthcare system,” said Ala’a Nemer, Country Director of UNOPS in Somalia. “By embarking on this project to rehabilitate the hospitals, we are taking important strides towards building a more resilient and responsive healthcare infrastructure that will deliver much-needed essential healthcare services to communities that need them most, particularly the most vulnerable groups.”

“By rehabilitating these hospitals, we are not only improving the quality of healthcare services available to the Somali people, but we are also strengthening the country’s ability to respond to emergencies,” said H.E Dr. Ali Haji Adan, Minister of Health, FGS. “This is a critical investment in Somalia’s future.”

The Ministry of Health will play a key role in overseeing the implementation of the project, working closely with UNOPS Somalia and the World Bank’s Somalia COVID-19 Emergency Vaccination project team.

The project is expected to be completed in 2024.

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