Somalia and UN cooperate to enhance high quality psychological well being companies
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somalia and UN companies mentioned on Sunday that they had partnered to develop high quality psychological well being companies in any respect ranges within the nation.
The UN mentioned Somalia has been notably affected by psychological well being issues because of a long time of protracted battle, which have severely disrupted social cohesion, shattered social norms and led practically one in three Somalis to undergo from ‘a type of psychological well being drawback.
“We all have a role to play in supporting each other as a society and in making mental health a reality in Somalia,” mentioned Fawziya Abikar Nur, Minister of Health and Social Services of Somalia, in a joint assertion launched to mark this 12 months’s World Cup. Mental Health Day, which fell on Sunday.
Nur mentioned the federal government will take daring motion and ship high quality psychological well being care and companies within the nation.
“We can support and listen to people and their friends and relatives, who have been the worst victims of violence and conflict for years. advocate and mobilize for quality mental health services to be available at all levels, including primary level, ”mentioned Nur.
The Somali authorities has labored with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop a psychological well being technique for 2019-2022 and is at present finalizing a psychological well being coverage, Nur mentioned.
“Now more than ever, Somalis need mental health support. As a resilient society, Somalis have suffered the effects of one protracted conflict and one health emergency after another,” he mentioned. mentioned WHO Representative in Somalia Mamunur Rahman Malik, including that along with authorities and companions, they’re making certain that WHO’s agenda for motion on psychological well being gaps is mainstreamed in any respect ranges care, notably at neighborhood and first degree.
United Nations companies are dedicated to persevering with to work intently with the federal government and all companions to improve high quality psychological well being companies in any respect ranges throughout Somalia.