Somalia’s Healthcare System: A Baseline Study & Human Capital Development Strategy

Over the past three decades, Somalia has been an arena for endless armed conflict and natural disasters.The consequences of these events on the health sector in general and the health workforce, in particular, have been devastating, affecting the entire health service delivery. This study, commissioned by the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS) and City University of Mogadishu, was conducted to assess the state of healthcare in Somalia as it relates to human capital in the sector. The study also aims to provide an analysis of current challenges but also to put forward remedial solutions for system-wide recovery strategies. Specifically, the study sought to identify health workforce shortages and skills gaps and to explore ways to overcome human capital development-related challenges.

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