This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010.
In line with the aims of Strategy 2020, the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) programmes contribute to saving lives, protecting livelihoods and strengthening recovery from disasters and crises, while enabling healthy and safe living and promoting social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.
Through its network of 71 clinics covering all 19 regions of Somalia, the Integrated Health Care Programme (IHCP) contributed to the improvement of the health status of the most vulnerable communities through provision of maternal and child health outpatient services, health education, hygiene promotion, Community Based Health and First Aid (CBHFA) as well as HIV and AIDS awareness. The services provided adopted an integrated programming approach linking Health Care interventions with Disaster Management (DM), improving organizational effectiveness and promoting humanitarian principles and values.
With the support of the international Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), SRCS branches were enabled to implement the planned IHCP activities in 2010. These supported essential health and care services to the vulnerable communities throughout the country through 71 maternal and child health outpatient departments (MCH/OPD), as well as through four mobile clinics. The Federation supports 30 static clinics and four mobile health units in Somaliland and Puntland in the north, while the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) supports 37 clinics and health posts in south and central Somalia.
The original country plan budget for 2010 was CHF 3,386,819, of which CHF 1,765,384 (52% coverage) was available in the year, including the opening balance. The overall expenditure during the reporting period was CHF 1,789,652 (53% of original budget and 101% of the total funding received). In June 2010, the country plan was reviewed and the budget revised downward to CHF 2,542,171.