Somalia: donated drugs to health facilities

(To Greater Defense)
13/02/20

The Italian National Support Element (IT-NSE) and the Cell Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) of IT - NSE Somalia, donated medicines to two Mother Child Health Centers (MCH) in the city of Mogadishu.

MCHs are small and medium-sized health facilities at the district level, which provide free, even specialist, healthcare to women during pregnancy, childbirth and in the assistance of new mothers and their children up to the age of 6. In addition, MCHs provide basic medical care to the whole population and vaccination campaigns.

The ceremony was attended by the Mission Force Commander of EUTM - Somalia Brigadier General Antonello De Sio, the commander of IT - NSE Lieutenant Colonel Licio Dettori, the District Commissioners of the Districts of Hodan and Yaqshid and the two Directors of the Mother Child Health Center object of the donation. The District Commissioners and the Directors of the two health facilities thanked the Italian contingent for the constant support provided to their fellow citizens.

The donation is aimed at supporting, as far as possible, the medical activities carried out free of charge by the two health structures and is part of a wider panorama of projects supporting local authorities and the Somali population. In particular, since 2014, the operators in Somalia of the Multinational CIMIC Group, a multinational unit of the Army with an inter-force value specialized in the Civil Military Cooperation, have completed 92 projects relating to different sectors such as education, health, nutrition , safety, sport, culture.