Health Profile of the People of Somaliland


Proud Midwife and Student

Proud Midwife and Student

Maternal and infant health care

Nurse attends to mother and newborn infant

The health of the people of Somaliland is among the worst in Africa. This statement is supported by the fact that even before the civil war and the separation of the two Somali states, Somalia had one of the highest Maternal and Child Mortality rates in the world (Ref. UNICEF, The Progress of Nations, 1997, 1600 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births).

While recent valid data is not available, what national Maternal and Child Mortality rates have become after the destruction that has taken place in country is a frightening thought.

Somaliland children at Hospital

Somaliland children at Hospital

Somaliland children at School

Somaliland children at School

Somaliland child with Goats

Somaliland child with Goats

Somaliland child laughing

Somaliland child laughing