Sharah Mohamud, mother of eight children, Mogadishu

Sharah Mohamud and her eight children live in the Hope settlement for internally displaced people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. When her husband did, life become difficult for the family. In order to access medical services, Sharah needs to travel five kilometres to the nearest hospital. The polio vaccinations provided by the Ministry of Health with support from UN agencies are a relief and mean Sharah has to worry about one less thing in her life: “Thankfully, the vaccinators come to our camp frequently during the year. As I am a mother and know the importance of vaccinations, I wish to vaccinate all my children”.