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Surveillance & Emergency Section

This section gathers and analyzes disease surveillance data from relevant available sources and periodically disseminate the epidemiological information to the relevant stakeholders in order to Identify/notify high priority communicable and non-communicable diseases of public health concern for event-based surveillance.

IHR Coordination Section

Embedded within the Ministry of Health and Human Services, the NIH serves as Somalia’s International Health Regulation Focal Point (IHRFP) for the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005. As part of this Role, the institute is the coordinator and secretariat of the implementation process of the IHR 2005 and the National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS).

In view of the above, the FMOH&HS establishes above position within the NIH to manage the day-to-day activities of the IHRFP.

The goal of IHR is to reduce morbidity, mortality, disability and socio-economic disruptions cause by outbreaks, emergencies, and public health threats of national, regional and global concern. The purpose is also to improve and strengthen the country’s reporting to WHO as a Party State to the IHR (2005). Strengthen the capacity of NIH to improve Federal and State capacities required to detect and report hazards. Strengthen and support data collection, interpretation and analysis of the same and contribute to NIH agenda for health research and development.

Activities conducted are

–           Health Research Conference

–           Lab Assessment

–           SPAR Report 2022

–           One Health Meeting

–           Participate in trainings such as FETP by AFENET

–           IHR capacity training on POE by WHO – in Oman