By: Goth Mohamed Goth
Mr. Abdirizaq Waberi Rooble , the Governor of Salal region speaking in the town of Zeila during the opening ceremony of a new maternal healthcare center said, “The government is planning on upgrading the conditions and services provided by health centers so as to not only to entice pregnant women to give birth in healthcare facilities instead at home”, he said.
The New healthcare has being built by funds through tax collected from residents of Zeila region, donation made Somalilanders living in the diaspora and government contributions.
The Governor of Zeila region urged citizens to take advantage of the services available at the health clinics and rural hospital but with the many pregnant women as well who remain uninformed of the risks of childbearing. It is expected that with correct information as well as observing prenatal to postnatal care, childbirth survival rates will improve progressively.
The regional health coordinator said “Health centers are the most important providing health services to the children. Both immunization and Growth monitoring units are exclusive for children.