What We do:Health and Nutrition

Health

With the support of various donors ISDP has established health facilities which provide reproductive and primary health services to women, children and the community at large. Under the health program ISDP also run mobile clinics in the community and IDP settlements within its target areas. Some of the services provided are outpatient services, delivery, safe motherhood and child survival, immunization, referral services, prenatal and post natal care among other services. The health facilities are also used to conduct health awareness sessions on importance of visiting health facilities, immunization and breastfeeding among other health issues. We believe access to health is both fundamental human right and key issue for development. Aimed to increase coverage of health services, improve quality of health services through innovative approaches, and improve informed demand of these health services. We target to train health workers, educate parents, distribute needed supplies and provide care to keep children healthy. We stand to reduce the suffering of Somalis’ , since Somalia has some of the highest infant, child, and maternal mortality rates in the world.

Nutrition

ISDP nutrition programs are aimed at improving and enhancing the capacity of women on proper nutrition intake for the well being of the community. The nutrition program under the support of various donors mainly WFP and UNICEF have established stabilization centers, outpatient therapeutic services for the treatments of moderate acute malnutrition, severe acute malnutrition for distribution of food ratios to pregnant, lactating, infants and children. The services are provided during ISDP conducts awareness sessions on infant and young children feeding (IYCF, nutrition hygiene health promotion (NHHP) activities to increase the knowledge and practice of the community on essential nutrition behaviors and conduct capacity building sessions on integrated Management of acute malnutrition (IMAM) to health workers.