• The total health work force in Puntland is 2438; 773 are in the government payroll; the bulk of staff is supported by agencies (UN and INGOs

  • Ad-hoc training (short course) in BEMOC, EPI, nutrition, Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, disease surveillance was done for 672 health worker

  •  Job descriptions for MOH staff at regional and district and to be piloted in Karkar region as part of Human resource management tools

  • Curriculum development for medical laboratory technicians has been done

  • Training of 25 community midwives is on going at Bosaso College of Health science (5 of them from south central Somalia)

  • Human resource development section established and HR officer recruited


  • Distribution of malaria supply case management ACT and RDT in all HF.

  • Distribution severe malaria cases treatment in 5 Hospitals.

  • Capacity building national program team in different area such as

  • Malaria case management (mahidol University Bangkok) two person.


  • Health facilities

  • 5 regional hospitals

  • 7 district hospitals

  • 72 MCH

  •  192 HPs

  • 4 mental health centers

  • 3 Stabilization centers (feeding centers)

  • 9 TBM

  • 4 VCTs


  • Nurse and midwifery association

  • Bari Medial association

  • Puntland Pharmacist association

  • Mudug medical association


  • East Africa university- faculty of health science- Bosaso

  • Puntland university of science and technology- faculty of medicine

  • Bosaso college of health science- Bosaso

  • Haji Abdi institute of nursing- Garowe


  • Health Policy and Plans

  •  Puntland health policy framework has been developed with extensive consultations (first draft)

  • Puntland strategic plan for leadership and management capacity building has been developed and ready for implementation

  •  Puntland health act (law # 6) has been revised and  approved by the cabinet and the parliament by 2012

  •  The MOH structure has been revised- New departments introduced

  • Department of Health promotion,

  • Department of nomadic and IDP health services

  • Puntland national drug policy under review

  • Hygiene and sanitation policy (under development)

  • Adoption of IMPAC guidelines in Puntland

  • Infant and young child feeding strategy has been developed


  • Coordination through quarterly meetings and working groups has been conducted

  • Project reviews with partners (SCUK in Karkar, MDM in Bosaso IDPs) has been conducted