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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
RCRF SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATIONS TO MITIGATE THE COVID-19 Pandemic SUSTAINABLE IMPACT ON SOMALIA’S PUBLIC SECTOR
RCRF III Sub-Component 2.2 provides US$11.7 million to support social service delivery at FMSs through on-budget fiscal transfers, which will help service delivery follow beyond FMSs administration capitals to make sure public services are brought very close to the community level. The ultimate goal is to strengthen governance in social service sector and increase allocations of funds for FMSs through reforms based on conditionals.
In Puntland, the key ministry in charge of the health sector is the Ministry of Health. The ministry oversees the RCRF health projects in all 9 regions. During the last two years, the project succeeded in the recruitment of 260 Community Healthcare Workers, referred to as Female Healthcare Workers (Marwo Caafimaad). These Health Workers have been instrumental in the identifying of disease outbreaks, dispensing of medicines, and in the serious cases the referral of patients in rural areas to more adequately resourced health care centers. This however, has not been without challenge.
With RCRF funding, the Ministry of Health of Puntland has procured 28 hospital beds for 12 MCHs and purchased 4 brand new Ambulance’s equipped with Oxygen and provided much needed supplies & medicines with the support of the RCRF Project. More specifically, these resources have been assigned to rural areas where under normal circumstances, emergency assistance will be difficult to provide due to the distance from the main cities and the rough terrain which makes transport more even more troublesome.