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Somali health cluster

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Somali HealthCluster

Effective coordination of health interventions and timely information sharing are fundamental to enhance the provision of emergency health services. The Health Cluster is coordinating the humanitarian health response of over 140 partners in Somalia. Regular meetings, continuous updates on health status, need assessments, and response to service provision gaps are some of the activities of the cluster. Inter-cluster coordination is active and promotes collaboration with other clusters particularly Water and Sanitation, Nutrition and Emergency Shelter.

The health response is largely provided through local nongovernmental organizations. In 2013, a population of over 2.15 million among internally-displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities, received health care from health cluster partners at community, primary and secondary health care levels.

Somali Health Cluster website

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

See Somalia country profile

Regional Health Observatory

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WHO Representative
WHO Liaison Office for Somalia in Nairobi
PO Box 63565