Joint Health and Nutrition Programme

Programme Goal

Improved health and nutrition status of Somali people leading to a reduction in maternal and child mortality.

The programme was designed to help Somali authorities in making progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 & 5 on improving maternal and child health. In harmonization with the ongoing development and humanitarian programmes, it is estimated that JHNP results will contribute to averting about 6,000 maternal deaths and 105,000 deaths of children over the period 2012-16. In other words, by the end 2016, Somali’s maternal mortality will reduce by at least 10 per cent, the under-five mortality rate by fifteen per cent; underweight children by ten per cent and incidence of Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) by ten per cent among girls.

Dashboard Indicators

Using proxy indicators, the JHNP dashboard shows results across 6 priority Health Sector indicators in all regions of Somalia. The results presented are from 2013 and will updated on an annual basis.

Programme Outcome

Increased use of RMNCH and Nutrition services which will be more available, accessible, affordable, of acceptable quality and adaptable.

2016 Expected outcome results:

  • 180,000 additional deliveries through skilled birth attendants including more than 170,000 deliveries in public or private health facilities,
  • 170,000 new couples using birth spacing services,
  • 130,000 new children immunized against DPT/Pentavalent III vaccine, and
  • 170,000 more children prevented from under-nutrition. 

Programme Impact Level Indicators