Month: April 2020

UNTIMELY VISITOR: CAN SOMALIA’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WITHSTAND COVID19 PANDEMIC EFFECTS?

Somalia is in a state of protracted military conflict; the central government lacks control over large parts of the country and is at odds with several of the regional governments. It faces widespread poverty and hunger, with a lack of capable health institutions leaving people vulnerable to an outbreak such as cholera, tuberculosis, diarrhea and …

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Sonomics: The Potential Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Somalia

The COVID-19 pandemic is only just beginning to take hold in Somalia, but it is already having a huge impact. While Somalia still accounts for relatively few deaths from the disease, the numbers are rising, with more than 116 cases confirmed and 5 deaths as of April 17, 2020. It is important to assess the …

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Social impact of COVID-19 on Somalia: Are we late for social behaviour adjustment?

  Streets, shops, schools, mosques are all empty, aeroplanes landed, buses parked, and borders closed globally. The social effects of coronavirus are enormous. It is only the cemeteries and hospitals which are the busiest places today. The world is at war with a new spreading disease; COVID-19 and as a result is facing a global …

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