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While there has been positive progress in Somalia’s health sector, the Puntland State of Somalia still faces enormous challenges, especially in the delivery of better health services. Health services in Puntland are offered at prohibitive costs, primarily as most of the hospitals and clinics are privately owned.


Converse to the situation, equitable distribution of well-equipped public health facilities is crucial for the testing, treatment and control of COVID-19 infections. There is only one isolation centre in Garowe district, with a capacity of 18 beds.