Sunday, May 19, 2013
Today from Hiiraan Online:
Muslim Aid establishes tuberculosis clinics in Somalia
The Muslim News
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Every year millions of people suffer and die from tuberculosis (TB). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 95% of these deaths occur in the low and middle-income nations. It is an infectious disease, and children who are exposed to family members with the illness are at high risk of contracting the disease.
TB is prevalent in African countries and other developing nations. In Somalia, it is one of the leading causes of mortality. Each year thousands of sputum positive cases occur in Somalia, out of which only few are detected and treated. With majority of TB sufferers being those who are the working force of the community, it will be extremely difficult to rebuild the country as it struggles to recover from the devastating drought of 2011.
Muslim Aid has established ten TB clinics in South Central Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland to provide medical treatment to TB patients. The clinics serve men, women and children in the regions of Afmadow, Kismayo, Jamame, Bardhere, Hudur, Wanleweyn, Mogadishu, El-Ali [Hiran], Badhan and Eyl. To mark the World TB Day on 24th March 2012, Muslim Aid will be opening another clinic in Eyl, Puntland, Somalia.
A spokesperson for Muslim Aid said, “The recurring disease of TB is undoubtedly linked to poor hygiene and sanitation and is an outcome of scarcity of resources and poverty. On World TB Day, Muslim Aid expresses solidarity with WHO and NGOs that are tackling TB in developing countries. With timely interventions from governments and the humanitarian sector, TB can be detected and treated saving millions of lives.”
Iman: A model businesswoman
- CBS News
More Somalis support foreign efforts, says poll
- The Standard
Somalis united for the funeral of their late president
Overseas troop and police deployment build up Turkish diplomatic muscle
- Today's Zaman
Al-Shabab militants abandon main stronghold in central Somalia
- Press TV
Ministers plan major immigration crackdown
- Focus News
Refugees program closes doors
- Edmonton Journal
FAO seeks Sh4bn aid for Horn of Africa
- Daily Nation
Human traffickers commit brutal crimes at Yemen Saudi border
- Yemen Observer
Post your comments
You need a Frames Capable browser to view this content.
All Rights Reserved Copyright. © 1999-2013, www.hiiraan.com