Humanitarian Health Action

Health in Somalia

A child gets vaccinated against measles at a mother and child health care centre in Garowe, Puntland
WHO/Somalia
A child gets measles vaccination at a mother and child health care centre in Garowe, Puntland.

July 2014 -- Looming drought conditions are to impact the health of the Somali people. More than 1600 children are affected by measles in May to June. four polio sases are confirmed in Mudug region. Health partners are to finalize a mental health strategy for Somalia and a public health law is under development.