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  • Somalia: a shortage of medicines in hospitals in Mogadishu

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    Somalia: a shortage of medicines in hospitals in Mogadishu
    Mogadishu / Nairobi , 17 / July / 2011

    Hospitals in the Somali capital Mogadishu to a shortage of medicines in the wake of the arrival of large numbers of people displaced by drought during the past two months, at a time in which he stated, health officials that as many as five patients die every day due to disease outbreaks. said Adam Ibrahim, Minister of Health in the Transitional Federal Government in Somalia, IRIN (IRIN) in Mogadishu on July 15 that "hospitals suffering from lack of medicines, yet they are obliged to distribute the medicines to deal with outbreaks of measles, diarrhea, malnutrition, malaria and respiratory diseases."

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    Mogadishu is no longer able to deal with this flood of desperate people, adding that "between three and five children at least die every day [in the hospital] after an outbreak of disease as a result of the influx of large numbers of displaced people to the city because of the drought.

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    "die three to four children of between about 100 children receive them every day in the hospital, and we can not save them because we are now in a position does not allow us to do anything, and especially for those with measles."

    http://arabic.irinnews.org/ReportArabic.aspx?SID=2730
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