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The Jubaland Health and Demographic Survey is a representative household survey that provides reliable data on health, nutrition, and the demographic characteristics of Jubaland. The survey was implemented by the Somali National Bureau of Statistics (SNBS) and the Ministry of Health and Human Services (MoH) of the Federal Government of Somalia in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Care (MoH) and Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) of Jubaland State of Somalia.

The survey marks the first time such data has been produced in the history of the State, which targeted women between the ages of 15-49, the children under the age of five years from randomly selected households across the State.

The survey’s main objective was to provide evidence on the health and demographic characteristics of the Jubaland population that will guide decision-makers in the formulation of effective policies for the development of programs. The data is critical for making informed policy decisions and planning, monitoring, and evaluating programs related to health in general and reproductive health in particular. The Jubaland State of Somalia is now able to monitor its respective sectors in the Development Plan and the health sector through the findings of this survey.