Somali health sector review concludes

Somali health sector review

Thursday 17 September 2015 – In response to the recommendations of a high-level consultative health forum in June 2015, WHO, in collaboration with other partners, undertook a joint strategic review of the health sector from 13 to 18 September 2015 in Somalia.

The review aimed to assess progress made against outputs of the Somali health sector strategic plans and humanitarian plans of action; its alignment with the programmatic response and the Somali Compact/New Deal, and accordingly provide strategic and programmatic recommendations for future improvements in the health sector considering both the humanitarian and development context. 

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)10 195
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 850
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 53.0

Source: Country statistical profiles 2014

See Somalia country profile

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