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Community Health Provision in Somalia


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Community Health Provision in Somalia

Pays/Région : Somalie

Durée : 01.08.2021 // 30.04.2024

The programme provides maternal and child health services in Somalia. It works with community and district health boards to strengthen health governance at the local levels, while at the same time builds the capacities of health authorities and health workers. It also promotes innovation by incorporating research findings that inform evidence based implementation. All these elements are linked to the Swiss interest of ensuring long term sustainability in the intervention areas through strengthened service delivery at lower governance levels.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : Owing to Somalia’s recent conflict, progressive development has remained impaired over the years particularly affecting the quality of health services which leads to deterrence of health seeking behavior. However, despite the overall backdrop of poor health statistics, there have been some small scale gains in the last few years in the health sector. As at 2020, the maternal mortality rate was at 692 per 100’000 live births. 32% of births are attended by skilled health personnel while the Antenatal Care coverage stands at 31% .Only 11% of children under 2 years are fully vaccinated, and 28% of children under 5 years are stunted due to poor nutrition. In addition, natural disasters such as drought and floods result in nutrition deficiencies and outbreaks of water borne diseases. All these issues combined with a shortage of resources (financial, human, infrastructure) contribute negatively to the country’s health outcomes. This programme supports the provision of maternal and child health services to boost the shortage of health services in Somalia. The Swiss support to this programme will allow Switzerland to feed its federal model and devolved health sector experience in the Somali health sector. The programme will be implemented across 12 districts : 5 districts in South Central federal state (Adado, Afmadow, Hurshe,Herale and Kismayo) and 7 districts in the Bari region of Puntland (Bossaso, Ishkushuban, Qandala, Alula, Carmo, Ufayn and Bargal).
* Objectifs  : To increase the utilization of quality maternal and child health services through the provision of basic health services.
* Groupes cibles  : - 644’000 Women and children under 5 years - 900 The health staff in the facilities - Health authorities at the regional levels

Partenaires  : - Save the Children International (Sweden)

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 6’300’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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