The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) is launching on 21 October a new Health Sector Reporting Strategic Plans (HSRSPs) for Somalia’s federal states and Banadir regional zone. It will indicate a move away from the emergency-level health provision that has been the norm in the country for over 30 years and towards more mainstream, national health systems.
“This hopetalic strategic planning process leading to this result is a clear indication of the beginning of a new time, a time of good governance and re-building of systems”. Said Mr. Daud Abdi Daud “Jourd”
Somalia has some of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world, and thousands of infants and children succumb annually to easily preventable and treatable conditions such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, malnutrition and measles.
The country’s health system was virtually destroyed by more than 30 years of conflict, during which time there was no legitimate central government; during the war, NGOs, the UN and private sector practitioners managed healthcare.
He noted that for now, as the media professionals continued to build its ability to handle healthcare, media reportage as large corresponds to health programs reportage due to the SDGs 2030 development hub in across Somalia.
SOMESHA staff are expected to make improvements to health coverage, human resources for health, drugs and the country’s health infrastructure reportage, among other things. Our media professionals stressed that “all national and international investments in the health sector should be guided by these plans, which provide the basis for cooperation, harmonization and alignment of all support to the Somali health sector”.