Xuska Maalinka XDSHSI Hawaarto



 

      

Human Resource Development

Number of health workers/professionals has been increased significantly during the last five years. The number of health workers/professionals training institutions are significantly very limited, these are:

1. Jigjiga Health Science Collage (government owned)

2. One private health worker’s training school in Jijiga.

3. Jijiga University (trains BSC degree in Nursing Science and Public Health Officers)

4. Karamarra hospital – Haramaya University Joint training program of public health officers.

5. Pastoral Health Extension Workers training sites.

6. Gode Health Science Collage (under construction)

Yearly Plan of Actions

Starting EFY 2000 (2007/09), yearly preparations of the health sector in Somali region differ from previous planning approaches, since it was based on basic principles aimed at:

  1. Promoting integrated priority setting in the health sector starting from the health facility and Woreda level up to the regional level;
  2. Taking the objective reality in different localities into account, to align HSDP goals and targets with that of the MDGs; and
  3. Harmonization and alignment of health related programs in the concept of one plan, one budget, and one report.
  4. All plans are based on District-Base approach

The focus areas of the core plans are based on the priority areas of HSDP III (five year plan), aimed at making primary health care services accessible to the whole population in Somali region. These areas include: improving maternal and child health, prevention and control of communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB), Human resource development and establishing systems influencing the development of the sector, such as HMIS, Logistics Management system and health care financing.

The core plan comprises of the following ten priority issues:

1.      Strengthening implementation of capacity and performance system;

2.      Expanding primary health care services;

3.      Strengthening hospital-based services;

4.      Strengthening maternal and youth health services;

5.      Improving child health;

6.      Increasing the coverage of health-related nutrition services;

7.      Improving hygiene and environmental health services;

8.      Prevention and control of major communicable diseases;

9.      Prevention and control of non-infectious diseases;

10.  Strengthening, monitoring and evaluating systems as well as health systems research

11.  Human Resource Development

Areas of Diaspora Intervention in Health Sector

Support Needed Areas  

Somali Regional Health Bureau recognizes that its objectives and targets indicators cannot be achieved and met only by its efforts. Beside the regional interested donors and NGOs, the bureau also expects that diasporas and Somali-Ethiopian communities living in abroad can contribute a great input toward the achievement of the regional objectives and target indicators. Somali Regional Health Bureau identifies key priority areas that the bureau feels as a gap filling and Diasporas can make a difference. These areas include:- 

 

Supported Needed Area

1.     Establishment of Jijiga Referral hospital

Level of Priority by Somali Regional Health Bureau 1st Priority

·         Standard medical equipments

·         Hi-Tech Diagnostic facilities such as X-ray machines, laboratory equipments, ultrasound, CT Scanners etc.

·         Standard furniture’s and non medical equipments

·         Vehicles and ambulances

2.     Establishment of Gode Health Science College

Level of Priority by Somali Regional Health Bureau 1st Priority

·         Teaching aids and materials

·         Demonstration equipments and materials

·         Furniture’s and office equipments

·         Computers, printers, LCD projectors, slide projects, heavy duty photocopiers and other documentation facilities.

·         Textbooks, teaching references and other library facilities.

·         Laboratory facilities including microscopes, equipments, supplies and reagents

3.     Medical equipments for the existing hospitals

Level of Priority by Somali Regional Health Bureau 2nd Priority

·         Standard medical equipments

·         Diagnostic facilities such as X-ray machines, laboratory equipments, ultrasound, etc.

·         Other non medical equipments

4.     Medical equipments for newly constructed Health Posts and Health Centres

Level of Priority by Somali Regional Health Bureau 1st Priority

·         Standard medical equipments

·         Diagnostic facilities such as X-ray machines, laboratory equipments, etc.

·         Other non medical equipments

5.     Capacity Building to District Health Offices

Level of Priority by Somali Regional Health Bureau 2nd Priority

·         Computers, printers and photocopiers

·         Textbooks and reference materials

·         Office furniture’s

·         Financial support for short term trainings such as management training programs

6.     Construction of health posts in selected districts (Diaspora can see where there releteives and families are living. If they has no health posts, they can contribute the construction of health posts that is not more then 250,000 Birr)

Level of Priority by Somali Regional Health Bureau 3rd Priority

7.     Books; teaching aids; teaching materials and equipments; demonstration items for Jijiga health science collage

Level of Priority by Somali Regional Health Bureau 2nd Priority

8.     Basic drugs and medical supplies

Level of Priority by Somali Regional Health Bureau 3rd Priority

·         For health posts and health centres

·         For emergency health interventions

9.     Financial as well as technical support (in preventive and promative health programs)

Level of Priority by Somali Regional Health Bureau 3rd Priority

Goal of the HSDP III (SPM)

According to HSDP III (SPM), the general objective development plans is primarily to develop a health care delivery system through the establishment and expansion of an

equitable and efficient basic health services which is accessible and acceptable to all

segments of the population in Somali region.