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The Government of Somaliland, through the Central Statistics Department at the Ministry of Planning and National Development (MoNPD) and the Ministry of Health Development (MoHD) has lauched the results of Somaliland Health and Demographic Survey (SLHDS). This study is the first Demographic and Health type of survey in Somaliland. The SLHDS provides an opportunity to inform policy and provide data for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national health programmes. It is designed to provide up-to-date information on health indicators, including fertility levels, fertility preferences, awareness and use of birth spacing methods, breastfeeding practices, nutritional status of children, adult and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, chronic diseases, awareness and behaviours regarding HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. It also provides important information on women empowerment, GenderBased Violence (GBV) and other vital socio-economic characteristics.