Access and Utilization of Health Services

The number of health facilities in the region is very limited and inadequate compared to the national standards. Currently, there are 6 hospitals, 32 health centers, and 557 health posts (including 83 health stations - Clinics). Based on these numbers of health facilities, Potential Health Service coverage is estimated at 65% (2008) - when calculated from Health centres, health stations and health posts. This varies substantially around woredas in the region.

Besides, expansion of health facilities is one of the priority areas of Somali Region, presently, a new regional referral/specialized hospital, 117 new health centers, and 399 health posts are under construction across the region.

Following tables show information’s related with the number of health facilities, primary health service coverage and utilization of formal health services.