Welcome To Puntland Ministry Of Health

About Us



The Ministry of Health (MoH), Puntland was re-established in 2001 following formation of the autonomous Puntland State of Somalia. MoH Puntland works to support the Puntland people in attaining better health, improving health outcomes, and providing quality health services to all nine regions.

To attain these goals, the government’s policy for the health sector is centred on these priorities:

 Scaling up of essential and basic health and nutrition services (EPHS

 Overcoming the crisis of human resources for health

 Improving governance and leadership of the health system

 Enhancing access to essential medicines and technologies

 Providing a functioning health information system

 Health financing for progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

 Improving health sector physical infrastructure

 Enhancing health emergency preparedness and response

 Promoting action on social determinants of health and health in all policies

The organisational structure of MoH Puntland is as followed:

 Department of Human Resources

 Department of Admin and Finance

 Department of Planning, Policy and Development

 Department of Public Health

 Department of Primary Health Care

 Department of Medical Health Services

Each department has sub-programmes with well-trained and qualified programme managers and staff. MoH Puntland has regional and district health offices to ensure that the population is covered at every level.

In addition, there are multiple stakeholders such as ,UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, IOM, WFP,  World Bank ,Save the Children, WVI, MSF, Tadadum Social Society, Care International and the Somali Red Crescent Society, who have contributed to the development and strengthen of the Puntland health sector.