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Immunization day at the health centre in the village of Hunshaley, in Northern Somalia in 1997.

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Efforts to support Somalia’s health system continue. Partnership agreements with local authorities and non-governmental organizations are the primary way health services are supported. Drugs and medical supplies for the primary health care sector throughout the country are procured and delivered. Some 400 health facilities including hospitals, maternal and child health centres and health posts receive essential drugs and basic medical equipment through UNICEF and its partners. Improvements have been made in the number of facilities being supervised and in the quality of services rendered.

Health sector reform

In Northwest Somalia ('Somaliland') a health policy and strategic health plan are being applied with a national professional health council providing oversight.

UNICEF assistance for decentralizing health management structures has included supporting regional workshops focused on improving the staff management and coordination skills.

Cost recovery to bring funds back into the health sector has been introduced in maternal and child health centres in the region, with the remainder following shortly. The funds generated will mostly be used for  infrastructure maintenance and staff incentives.

 

REPORTS AND STUDIES

Construction Guidelines for Health Facilities - Somalia
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Health Care Seeking Behaviour in Somalia - A literature review
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Costing the Essential Package of Health Services - Somalia
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Revolving Drug Fund - Somaliland
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Intermediate Standardized Salary Support Incentives - Payment scales for civil servants and health workers - Somalia
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REPORTS AND STUDIES

The Private Sector and Health: A survey of Somaliland private pharmacies

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Intermediate Standardized Salary Support Incentives - Somaliland

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Essential Package of Health Services - Somaliland 2009

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Essential Package of Health Services - Somalia 2009

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Health Systems Strengthening for the Somali People - A Workshop Report - 2007

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