CISP's health and nutrition programme Print

CISP's health and nutrition programme includes three components:


Primary health care


Everyone has the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. CISP supports communities in Somalia to ensure access to critical, life saving and sustaining medical treatment. This is aimed at reduction of mother and infant mortality, healthy development of children, improvement of nutrition and hygiene and the prevention, treatment and control of communicable diseases.



Support to Local Health authorities and committees in providing health and nutrition services; Support to Mother and Child Health Care Centers in providing:

  • Outpatient consultations;
  • Immunization;
  • Antenatal and Postnatal care;
  • Referral for pregnancy related complications;
  • Delivery - (basic) emergency obstetric care;
  • Health education for mothers;
  • Nutrition screening & treatment of malnourished children under five years through therapeutic feeding programs.



In 2012 the following benefited from CISP’s Health Program:

  • 18 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) centers were supported;
  • 115,736 patients were seen, including 59,163 children below 5 years;
  • 45,396 children aged between 6 to 59 months were screened for malnutrition;
  • 3,356 children aged between 6 to 59 months were successfully treated for Severe Acute Malnutrition;
  • 57,235 children below 5 years were immunized;
  • 2,617 births were assisted by skilled health workers;
  • 32,912 pregnant women received antenatal care;
  • 12,888 women were seen at the postnatal care clinics;
  • 1,006 women were referred to hospitals for pregnancy related complications.



Geographical areas:

Primary Health Care services were supported in 18 MCHs located in; Dhuusamarreeb, Ceel-Dheere, Guri-Ceel, Hananburo, Xerale, Ceelgula, Budbud, Bitaale, Hobyo, Ceel Dheer, Galcad, Mesegawayn, Xarardheere, Dabagalo, Wahweyn, Jowle, Boondheere, Yaaqshiid. Nutrition services were spread out in South Mudug, Galgaduud and Banadir regions.



See CISP's resources on Health and Nutrition