The National Institute of Health (NIH) is excited to announce the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC) in Banadir Region. This new facility will be a modern and cutting-edge establishment, dedicated to swiftly and efficiently responding to any public health crises or outbreaks in the region. Not only that, but the PHEOC will also work towards strengthening the health system and empowering the local community to prevent, identify, and address any health threats that may arise.
The ceremony was graced by esteemed individuals such as the Executive Director of NIH, Dr. Hussein Abukar Muhiadin, the Governor of Banadir Region and Mayor of Mogadishu, Mr. Yusuf Hussein Jim’ale (Madaale), Director of the Health Directorate of Banadir Region, Mr. Abdirahman Ahmed Mohamud, and the Governor of Hamarweyne District. Their presence and words of appreciation and support for this initiative truly reflect the positive impact it will have on the health and well-being of the people of Banadir Region.
The Regional PHEOC is made possible by the generous funding of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will be implemented by eHealth Africa in collaboration with NIH, the Banadir Regional Administration, and other partners. With the National PHEOC at the forefront, this project will facilitate cooperation and coordination among all states in Somalia to effectively respond to public health emergencies. The completion of this project is expected by 2024.