Somalia


WHO and Somalia hold first health sector review meeting in Mogadishu

Participants discussing a presentation in the health sector review meeting

A two-day health sector review meeting was held in Mogadishu by senior health officials and WHO on 23 and 24 March 2015. This was the first meeting of its kind to be held inside Somalia, as all previous UN and Ministry of Health meetings were held in Nairobi. The objectives of the meeting were to review achievements by national health programmes supported by WHO in 2014 and identify key challenges and health priorities for 2015.

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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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Nairobi