According to the report by the United Nations, Somalia is the country where child mortality is the most frequent around the world. It is specified in the report that child mortality under the age of 5 is higher in Somalia than in any other country. As it appears from the report, 180 out of 1000 newborns in Somalia died last year. Experts indicate that child mortality has increased even more due to famine and epidemic in the country. Over 70% of the national population is said to be deprived of access to fresh water in Somalia. Measles, pneumonia and diarrhea are the diseases that are responsible for most death cases.
Yardımeli Association set to work with the slogan and principle of "No More Child Mortality, No More Death Watch for Mothers", and built up the largest "Maternity and Children's Hospital" in Africa. We strongly and sincerely believe that little ones and brothers and sisters in Somalia deserve a healthy, happy and peaceful life just like everybody else.
Children's and Maternity Hospital of Somalia was constructed on 27 thousand sqm area, which used to be a garbage collection and waste storage area in Mogadishu. With a capacity of 100 beds, the Maternity and Children's Hospital consists of emergency, surgery room, observation room, laboratories, pharmacy, newborn care, intensive care, mosque, conference hall as well as units dedicated for infectious diseases and nutrition dysfunctions, which are common in Somalia, in addition to service rooms allocated for children over 1 year old, training and conference halls and guesthouse. Somalian healthcare personnel that will be employed at the hospital will be trained in Turkey.
Children's and Maternity Hospital of Somalia is a hospital, about which a Somalian mother can, with no trouble and in inner peace, take her baby to the health unit for treatment. This is a service expected and deserved by our Somalian brothers and sisters from the people of the world. As Yardımeli Association, we set to work with the slogan and principle of "No More Death Rows for Children, No More Death Watch for Mothers", and built up a Maternity and Children's Hospital by relying on the power and support received from our philanthropist donators.
This hospital is characterised as one of the modern and well-equipped facilities in Somalia and even in the East Africa.
By virtue of a bridge of hearts established by the principle of solidarity between refugees and aiders, and with the sense of religious community; Yardımeli Association accepts donations from the philanthropists only to construct a Maternity and Children's Hospital to contribute minimising maternal and child mortality. Somalia has undergone harsh times when children starved to death and died of diseases, babies died in the womb. In 2011 we got organised and built up the "Maternity and Children's Hospital", which renders services to the people of the region so that children are no longer in the death rows and mothers no longer keep death watches.
We love the created for the creator's sake. We lend a hand to whomever is in need of it. We adopt that every living soul is entitled to living. We specify most crucial needs and requirements of the region thanks to donations received from the philanthropists. Babies that turn their first age are no different from our own. Our Somalian brothers and sisters deserve a clean, healthy and sterile hospital environment, too. The hospital, which satisfies significant requirements in the region, will be a new hope for generations to come...