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Pays : Somalia

Date : 2019-2022

Agence : Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation : SPIDER

The proposed initiative aims to establish a National Health Management Information System (HMIS) in Somalia. There is no such initiative currently in the country. Establishing an effective HMIS is included in WHO’s six basic building blocks for health systems. Current fragmentation and lack of data and information make it difficult, if not impossible, for Somali healthcare providers to plan, manage and deliver quality healthcare across the country in a cost-effective manner.

SPIDER proposes an initial 12-month start-up phase during which SPIDER will conduct a review of the current data and information situation and capacity in Somalia, analysis of regional needs, including an assessment of the health system in the two selected regions (Galmudug and Puntland), recruitment and posting of project staff and mapping of relevant stakeholder. The two selected regions were determined by SPIDER in consultation with the Federal Ministry of Health in Somalia. The two selected regions reflect the current healthcare system in Somalia. The Galmudug region represents one of the weakest health systems with limited capacity and reach. The Galumudug region is also partially controlled by Al-Shabaab, which makes it difficult to access critical maternal and child health care. The Puntland region, on the other hand, has one of the most developed health systems in Somalia’s federal government. The region is quite stable, and the Ministry of Health has sufficient capacity and experience compared to Galmudug. SPIDER also proposes to create a central hub for data storage and management in Mogadishu. Lessons learned from the first introductory phase will guide decisions to scale up the initiative to other regions. In summary, the project aims to design, establish and deliver a health information management system for that is suitable for Somalia’s infrastructure and public health needs. The development of HMIS is an important issue for the federal government and is included among seen health care priorities.

Total committed amount : USD 4,230,163

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