The most fragile state: healthcare in Somalia

A.M. Ali, J. Handuleh, P. Patel, S. Whitwell, K. Harris, F.R. Ali, R.J. Southgate, B. Godman, N. Al-Hadithy, L.L. Gustafsson, A.E.T. Finlayson

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This paper outlines some of the key political and socio-economic drivers to instability in Somalia and the challenges faced in delivering healthcare in a country where neither economic support nor stability of the healthcare workforce can be assured. We will describe the scope of international assistance and explore key priorities for healthcare system strengthening in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-36
Number of pages9
JournalMedicine, Conflict and Survival
Issue number1
Early online date11 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • developing country
  • health care delivery
  • human
  • international cooperation
  • note
  • organization and management
  • politics
  • public health
  • social problem
  • Somalia
  • violence
  • delivery of health care
  • developing countries
  • humans
  • social problems


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