Somalia

Nationwide polio immunization campaign aims to leave no child under 5 behind to end polio

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Mogadishu, 26 March 2019 – A nationwide polio immunization campaign has been launched in Somalia that will run from 24 to 27 March. The campaign aims to vaccinate an estimated 3.1 million children under the age of 5 in the country.  

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Events

WHO takes strides to eliminate measles and rubella in Somalia

29 May 2018 – Key stakeholders joined hands to draft a 5-year plan to reduce the incidence and mortality of measles and rubella in Somalia at a 3-day planning workshop convened...

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Nationwide measles immunization campaign launched in Somalia

18 November 2015 – A nationwide measles vaccination campaign has been launched in Somalia, aiming to reach 4.4 million children aged between 9 months and 10 years. Vaccinations will be provided through...

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In focus

Situation reports on Horn of Africa outbreak response

Situation update No new human cases of cVDPV types 2 or 3 have been reported in the Horn of Africa since the previous situation report. The total remains 12 cases of...

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Key updates, 20 December 2018 No new human cases reported from Somalia for three consecutive weeks. The total number of cases remains 12: five cVDPV2 cases, six cVDPV3 cases, and one...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)12 316
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 732
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 55.4

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

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