About MIDA FINNSOM Health and Education Project
IOM MIDA programmes focus on strengthening the institutional capacities of African States through a structured framework of mobilization of resources involving countries of destination, countries of origin and diasporas. In Somalia, through its Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) programme, IOM has been helping the Somali Government since 2008 to strengthen the capacity of Somali institutions so that they can be more effective in responding to the needs of Somali people. MIDA FINNSOM Health and Education project is funded by the Government of Finland that has funded also the MIDA FINNSOM Health projects in Somaliland and Puntland. Similar to the MIDA FINNSOM Health projects, this project aims to facilitate the transfer of skills, competencies and knowledge of qualified Somali expatriates to public institutions, with focus on two sectors, namely health and education. The beneficiary institution will host the qualified Somali expatriate, and will be responsible to provide a safe and secure work environment. The IOM Mogadishu MIDA staff will monitor the expatriate while on assignment.
Jubbaland State of Somalia is a region in the South of Somalia. It is part of the newly forming regional state governments in Somalia that make up the Federal Republic of Somalia. Its State Capital is the Port City of Kismayo. Its eastern border lies 4060 km east of the Jubba River, stretching from Gedo to the Indian Ocean, while its western side flanks the former North Eastern Province in Kenya. The territory consists of the Gedo, Lower Juba and Middle Juba provinces. Kismayo situated 528 kilometres (328 miles) southwest of Mogadishu is the political and commercial city. Bardera, Afmadow, Bu'aale, Luuq and Beled Haawo are the region's other principal cities
About Kismayo General Hospital
Kismayo general hospital was built in 1931 by the Italian Government. Since its completion till now, the hospital has been functional in different circumstances. The civil war in Somalia affected the hospital operational activities and capacity. This has hampered the health service ability to deliver to the population in the area. The Hospital has been under severe conditions for a long time. It is now recovering with the support of the international health organizations. It is currently under construction and rehabilitation as well as under the process to resume normal operational capacity after decades of inadequacy. With a 300 bed capacity, it is the main referral hospital in the region and all of its departments are separately
Supported by international and local organizations based in the area.
Total number of human resources in Kismayo general hospital include; 7 medical Doctors, 1 surgical assistant,1 anesthetist ,2 anesthesia nurses, 10 midwives, 8 midwife assistants, 32 qualified nurses,24 Auxiliary nurse, 3 Lab technicians,2 Lab assistant technicians,1 x-ray technician plus supporting staff