The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
UNOPS and Somalia's Ministry of Health to rehabilitate six regional hospitals
The project will significantly enhance Somalia's healthcare system and its capacity to respond to emergencies, including climate-related shocks.
To help address critical infrastructure gaps and improve healthcare services in Somalia, UNOPS, the government of Somalia and the World Bank are working together to rehabilitate six regional hospitals across the country.
The $12.5 million project – which is additional financing provided to the World Bank's Somalia COVID-19 Emergency Vaccination Project – will include major renovations, civil works and the installation of essential medical equipment to enhance the emergency response capabilities of Bay Regional Hospital, Beledweyne District Referral Hospital, Bosaso General Hospital, Forlanini Hospital, Galmudug Regional Referral Hospital and Garbaharey District Referral Hospital.
The Ministry of Health will play a key role in overseeing the implementation of the project, working closely with UNOPS and the World Bank's Somalia COVID-19 Emergency Vaccination project team.
We're proud to partner with the Ministry of Health on this important endeavour to strengthen Somalia's healthcare system.
"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," said Dr. Ali Haji Adan, Somalia's Minister of Health.
"We committed to reaching this goal in our quest to expand the reach of healthcare services across the country," he added.
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.