Health System Support Programme Filtu and Dollo woredas of Libaan Zone, Somali National Regional State
In the area of intervention - Filtu and Dollo woredas with a total population of 312.943 - health service coverage, quality of promotive, preventive and curative services and their utilization are very low; their impact on the health status of the population is minimal. The main causes are related to insufficient financial resources, inadequate number and qualification of health personnel and low management capacity.
The overall objective of the intervention is to improve the health status of the population by strengthening health service delivery and quality of care. The project is conducted within the framework of the Health Sector Development Program and the Regional Health Development Plan. The methodological approach for the proposed intervention is to provide technical, logistic and financial support to the Woreda Health Departments.
By upgrading knowledge and skills of health personnel, by providing the necessary equipment and materials and by conducting a continuous and regular supervision from Woreda Coordination Team members the services provided by the primary health facilities in the project area will be improved.
To increase the number of the population covered by the project, the number of out reach sites will be increased, from 13 to 17 in Filtu Woreda, and from 15 to 21 in Dollo Woreda. Outreach teams, formed by the staff working in Health Facilities, will provide the routine immunization programme for children, immunization for pregnant women, antenatal care and basic curative services and health education.
In addition the project also aims at improving the health status of nomadic pastoralist by establishing human and veterinary services at community level.
Moreover, the project will also address the problems related to Harmful Traditional Practices, especially Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), universally practiced in the area.