For over four years, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, Co-Impact Sourcing, local community members, the Somaliland Ministry of Health, and development agencies worked to open the Sanaag Specialty Hospital, a nonprofit regional hospital in the city of Erigavo—the capital of Sanaag.
The first phase of the hospital, a 45-bed facility, opened in May 2021. The facility includes accident and emergency, outpatient, diagnostics, maternity, and pediatric departments. As access to professional healthcare wasn’t previously available in the area, many locals had to travel great distances or forgo medical aid entirely.
The Sanaag Specialty Hospital is the first functioning healthcare provider of its kind, offering lifesaving services to hundreds of thousands of people living and working in the heart of Somaliland’s frankincense resin harvesting area.
doTERRA sources Frankincense and Myrrh resins from Somaliland, with harvesting primarily concentrated in the Sanaag Region
The Sanaag Region has an estimated population of just over 600,000
Sanaag remains among the least developed areas in the world
I have the utmost confidence in our team to deliver high quality care in the region and look forward to seeing the impact the Sanaag Specialty Hospital will have on reducing infant and maternal mortality.