South-West Somalia Diaspora Initiatives
                  {Health & Wellness, Literacy & Sustainable Economic & Social Development}

                                                              
Challenge -Hope - Aspiration


Integrity - Transparent - Accountabilty - Partnership - Teamwork              

 

                                              
SWS
People are our Platform
A Promising ZONE
 Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings . -Nelson Mandela

  •  Mission:-Engage, advocate and empower vulnerable population in the South-West Somalia, by helping them improve their socio-economic status, within their societies, thus becoming economic self-sufficient.

  • Vision:- SWSD to be the leading social service agency in breaking cycle of poverty of underserved population, through social  & economic justice, and sustainable economic development.

  •   Core Value:- Transparency~Accountability~Integrity                                     Non-partison  -  Non-political  -  Non-religion
  • Policies & Procedures Transparency
    With over 15 plus years of experience facilitating development projects, at SWSD we understand the importance of being a safe pair of hands for the funds and initiatives entrusted to us by our many donors and partners.
    We are committed to transparency and accountability in our work and have procedures and guidelines in place for all critical processes to ensure we meet and exceed the expectations of our partners in relation to project management, monitoring, performance management and quality assurance.

Spirit

  Initiatives Inc. is committed to improving access to quality primary health care for people in underserved communities.

In many places uncoordinated actors build separate systems, duplicating
effort and investment, to provide for family planning, childhood
diseases, nutrition, clean water, etc. At Living Goods we leverage one
integrated platform to address all the high-impact health needs at the
community level. This saves money and provides better services to
families in need. Living Goods can easily and inexpensively test and add
new services to this platform as needs and opportunities arise.

Defeating Childhood Diseases
Millions of children die every year from want of medicines that cost less than a cup of coffee. We train and support Living Goods Community Health Promoters to educate families on how to prevent the leading killers: malaria, diarrheal disease, and pneumonia. We sell bed nets to guard against malaria and water filters to stop waterborne infections. When a child falls ill our agents provide prompt diagnosis and treatment using our smart Android app. They use a rapid diagnostic test for malaria. Six simple questions guide agents to an accurate diagnosis every time. The app sends automatic daily text reminders to ensure patients complete the full course of treatment. The system flags acute cases for immediate referral to a qualified facility. Agents follow up with referrals within 48 hours to ensure the patients received proper care and are fully recovered. We focus on kids under five and especially newborns, who are at the greatest risk.
READ MORE ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS FOR CHILDHOOD DISEASES.
Family Planning, Healthy Pregnancies, and Saving Newborn Lives
To help women plan and space pregnancies, our agents provide family planning education and sell contraceptives such as condoms and birth control pills. We also testing other methods of family planning, for example injectable contraceptives. Through regular home visits agents identify pregnancies early, educate moms on maternal health and nutrition, and register each mother on our mobile system to receive automated text messages every week with advice timed to their delivery date. Health Promoters use the Living Goods Pregnancy App to flag risk factors and danger signs, and immediately refer high-risk pregnancies to a proper facility. Agents visit new moms as soon as possible after delivery to assure that the baby is immediately and exclusively breastfed, kept warm, and kept free from infection. To help ensure newborn visits happen promptly, we provide a free cozy cap to every new mom who notifies her CHP when she is in labor. We also provide small financial incentives for each registration and for postnatal visits.
Defeating Childhood Diseases
Millions of children die every year from want of medicines that cost less than a cup of coffee. We train and support Living Goods Community Health Promoters to educate families on how to prevent the leading killers: malaria, diarrheal disease, and pneumonia. We sell bed nets to guard against malaria and water filters to stop waterborne infections. When a child falls ill our agents provide prompt diagnosis and treatment using our smart Android app. They use a rapid diagnostic test for malaria. Six simple questions guide agents to an accurate diagnosis every time. The app sends automatic daily text reminders to ensure patients complete the full course of treatment. The system flags acute cases for immediate referral to a qualified facility. Agents follow up with referrals within 48 hours to ensure the patients received proper care and are fully recovered. We focus on kids under five and especially newborns, who are at the greatest risk.
READ MORE ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS FOR CHILDHOOD DISEASES.
Family Planning, Healthy Pregnancies, and Saving Newborn Lives
To help women plan and space pregnancies, our agents provide family planning education and sell contraceptives such as condoms and birth control pills. We also testing other methods of family planning, for example injectable contraceptives. Through regular home visits agents identify pregnancies early, educate moms on maternal health and nutrition, and register each mother on our mobile system to receive automated text messages every week with advice timed to their delivery date. Health Promoters use the Living Goods Pregnancy App to flag risk factors and danger signs, and immediately refer high-risk pregnancies to a proper facility. Agents visit new moms as soon as possible after delivery to assure that the baby is immediately and exclusively breastfed, kept warm, and kept free from infection. To help ensure newborn visits happen promptly, we provide a free cozy cap to every new mom who notifies her CHP when she is in labor. We also provide small financial incentives for each registration and for postnatal visits.

Our Integrated Platform Avoids the Inefficiency of Single-Issue Health Strategies