health workers trained

mothers and children treated in Health Centres

sensitized people

Maternal and Child Health. In Filtu

CCM is currently improving the access to integrated maternal, child and reproductive health services for women and children in Filtu district, Somali Region, in order to make it universal and equal.
By increasing access to preventative healthcare services at Filtu Hospitaland in 5 clinics and 14 dispensaries,  this operation aims to improve the health conditions of mothers and children.

Services are strengthened both from an infrastructural point of view and also through the training and continued supervision of health workers. The provision of training courses and technical assistance for health authorities will strengthen their capacities in planning, administration and monitoring of health services. Activation of protocols, communication systems and the transfer of urgent cases to the qualified centres will enhance the referral system.

This is a particular area of focus for the operation and will help ensure that patients from the communities receive treatment at primary healthcare centres.
CCM supports the ‚ÄúHouse for a Safe Delivery‚ÄĚ at Filtu Hospital, where women who are close to childbirth and present symptoms of possible complications are¬†cared for. Here they are guaranteed quick and direct access to urgent care if necessary.
In collaboration with the associations already present in the area, the local community is provided with information on best practices with regards to health of mothers and children. Theatre productions and meetings with community and cultural leaders are examples of how local people have been reached.

With Health Departments of the Somali region and Filtu and Dekasuftu
districts, The Administration at Filtu Hospital.


What you can do

20 euro

guarantee vaccination to 1 child against major diseases

50 euro

guarantee assistance to a mother during pregnancy and birth

240 euro

support training for 1 midwife who will care and assist so many women


Comitato Collaborazione Medica CCM is a NGO committed to promote the right to health and ensure access to essential health care in Africa and in Italy. For 50 years, we have been building upon the skills of local health workers to ensure the provision of quality care to the most vulnerable communities. 

Smiles of African Mothers is CCM’s Campaign¬†


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