MOGADISHU – Somalia and Italian governments have jointly signed a new deal sponsored by United Nations’ International Organization for Migration in Somalia.
The new agreement was signed by Somalia’s Minister of Planning, Investment & Economics Jamal Mohamed Hassan and representatives from the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.
Mr. Jamal says Italia’s Aics contributed a grant to Somalia which will support a pilot population registration program, health projects.
He said the new projects will also support capacity building for local and Diaspora Somalis, who will work in different institutions.
Hassan underlined the projects will be implemented by the Federal government of Somalia.
UN-backed agencies and other partners are working with Somalia to develop a roadmap to attain universal health coverage in Somalia.
Last year, Somalia and its partners held meeting in Mogadishu to develop a roadmap to attain universal health coverage (UHC) to ensure that everyone, everywhere could access essential, quality health services, without facing financial hardship.