UNFPA sub-office in Garowe, Puntland State of Somalia is working on ensuring that the region has in place a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of... Read more
The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Puntland in collaboration with UNFPA has launched culturally sensitive outreach interventions at the community level where reproductive health service delivery and... Read more
Twenty junior doctors in Puntland have begun attending a nine-month course on Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (CEmONC), as efforts to reduce maternal mortality intensify. CEmONC... Read more
Rukiyo Ahmed, 26, discovered she was pregnant just as drought started ravaging her village, Eelbuh in the Puntland State of Somalia. Her household lost all its livestock. The drought became so bad... Read more
Somalia now has a pool of qualified trainers in the Clinical Management of Rape (CMR). The pool of 26 trainers is currently in the process of strengthening the capacities of other CMR service... Read more
For the first time in decades Somalia has published analytical reports on data from the 2014 Population Estimation Survey (PESS). The PESS, a groundbreaking initiative where the country produced the... Read more
The first lady of the Federal Government of Somalia Her Excellency Zahra Omar Hassan has pledged to support the movement to end fistula in the country within a generation.
The first lady expressed... Read more
1. What are the main causes of fistula, and what makes it prevalent in Somali?
Somalia has been through turbulent conflict since the 1990s and though it is now in the process of recovering,... Read more
Garowe, 23 May 2016 – The Ministry of Health of Puntland State of Somalia, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other stakeholders, today marked the International Day to... Read more
LOWER SHABELLE, Somalia – Nine years ago, Maymuun Abdullahi Nur’s mother died giving birth to her eighth child, during a delivery attended only by an untrained traditional birth attendant. Just 13 at... Read more