Somalia


Huge measles campaign in drought-hit Somalia aims to protect children and save lives

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Mogadishu, 12 March 2018 – A nationwide campaign continues in Somalia to protect millions of children against the potentially deadly effects of measles. WHO, UNICEF, national and local health authorities aim to reach more than 4.7 million children aged from 6 months to 10 years during the overall campaign.

This week, the campaign targets 2.7 million children in the southern and central states, along with 1.1 million children in Somaliland. The vaccinations will be available at health centres and temporary vaccination sites. Puntland implemented its campaign in January when over 933 000 children were vaccinated.

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Events

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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Inauguration ceremony of new WHO office construction in Garowe, Puntland

A foundation stone laying ceremony was held on 6 February in Garowe to officially signify the start of construction of a new WHO office in Puntland. The ceremony took...

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In focus

Key updates, 10 December 2017 Vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) was identified in 2 environmental samples collected 10 days apart from the same sewage site in Waberi district of Banadir region...

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Oral cholera vaccination campaign launched in Somalia

15 March 2017 – The Government of Somalia has launched an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign today with the support of WHO, targeting over 450 000 people in 7 high-risk...

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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

Source: Country statistical profiles 2017

See Somalia country profile

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