AND HELP FOR CHILDREN
We work to improve
local health services
FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER AND POVERTY
AWARENESS AND INFORMATION
Thanks to contribution of the The Waldensian Church (Union of Methodist and Waldensian Churches), Persone Come Noi works to improve the quality of the paediatric health services offered to the population y Mohamed Aden Sheikh Teaching Hospital (MASTH), in the Hargeisa area.
This project intends to create a microbiology laboratory that can identify detectable pathologies; to streamline and simplify access to the hospital by creating small structural works in the outdoor waiting areas to provide waiting patients with shelter from the sun and rain and to improve the hygiene levels of the entire structure; to cut service management costs by reducing dependency on private electricity suppliers through the creation of a photovoltaic system.
With a contribuition of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs PCN has partecipated at construction of the Mohamed Aden Sheik Teaching Hospital in Hargeisa in Somaliland, which is specifically intended for the most vulnerable children. The project began with a dream by Mohamed Sheik Aden, a Somali doctor resident in Turin for several years, and, above all, with the efforts of the Soomaaliya non-profit organisation, which promoted the initiative and acted as partner of PCN in the area of the project co-funded by the Italian Cooperation.
The project, starting from the efforts of civil society and various specialised health departments in Piedmont, has led to the design and partial construction of the Mohamed Aden Sheikh Teaching Hospital, as a tangible sign of the friendship between our two countries and appreciation of the work carried out by Dr. Aden in both places. The initiative is aimed at ensuring the completion and commissioning of the structure, in terms of the supply of materials and technical assistance, and at ensuring its sustainability in two different areas. Firstly, by strengthening its ties with the local health system, particularly the Central Hospital of Hargeisa and the services it provides, with regard to hospital beds and local health care, and secondly, through targeted interventions to ensure its future economic sustainability by reducing current ordinary running costs, particularly with regard to energy (energy production study) and food (food production).
None of this would have been possible, however, without the planning and technical assistance of professionals in Turin, who, in remembrance of Mohamed Aden Sheik, supported the idea from the start and established a special foundation (MAS-CTH) to help the project and the building under construction to continue over time, as well as the Marco Berry non-profit organisation and, in particular, La Stampa Foundation-Specchio dei Tempi, which was the first to believe in this idea and provide resources for the construction of the hospital through contributions from its readers.
Somaliland Ministry of Health (MOH)
Municipality of Hargeisa
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Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Persone Come Noi NGO
Volontari Senior Professionali Onlus-Torino
Marco Berri ONLUS