Catholic Entity in New Partnership to Boost “life-changing healthcare projects” in Somalia

Credit: Trócaire

Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, is partnering with Mater Private Network, an Ireland-based private hospital, to continue facilitating healthcare for the people of God in Somalia in view of saving lives.

Described as “a national leader for heart and cancer specialties in particular”, Mater Private Network has organized a golf event to fundraise for Trocaire’s healthcare initiatives in Horn of Africa nation.  

“All proceeds raised will be used to support Trócaire’s life-changing healthcare projects in Somalia. To have support from this event means so much to us and literally will save lives,” Trócaire officials say in a Tuesday, March 28 report.

They add, “The money raised will go directly to Trócaire’s health work in Somalia where Trócaire runs the main healthcare and hospital support system available to people in the Gedo region – an area similar in size to Ireland.” 

Trócaire officials say that the entity’s health facilities in Gedo region including four hospitals, five health centers, three centres for treating Tuberculosis (TB), eleven primary health units and seven mobile clinics are supporting severely malnourished children and pregnant women.


“Trócaire treats an average of 22,000 people per month at their hospitals and clinics,” officials of the Irish Catholic entity say.

They thank Mater Private Network and the supporters of the Golf Classic, saying that the collected funds will make a difference to the lives of the children and families experiencing the heartbreak of hunger and extreme poverty in Somalia.

“Somalia is currently experiencing its worst drought in four decades. It is estimated that nearly eight million people are threatened by starvation, half of Somalia’s children are now malnourished and at least one child dies every day,” officials of Trócaire say in the March 28 report.

They add that the number of malnourished children seeking help at the Trócaire-sponsored health facilities in Somalia has tripled in recent months.

Silas Mwale Isenjia is a Kenyan journalist with a great zeal and interest for Catholic Church related communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communication from Moi University in Kenya. Silas has vast experience in the Media production industry. He currently works as a Journalist for ACI Africa.