SIDRA Institute believes that a healthy population is a productive population. The health sector faces a lot of challenges, especially with regards to evidence to inform policy and practice. SIDRA’s health and health care services programs seeks to close this gap through research and capacity building programs to strengthen the Somali Health system. Research which is based on the priorities outlined in the new Health Sector Strategic Plan (2017-2021) . Our strategic plan is to generate research that will help the country achieve the vision for the health sector which is “all people in Somalia enjoy the highest possible health status, which is an essential requirement for a healthy and productive nation”.
SIDRA will focus it’s health program on women, children, and other vulnerable groups to ensure that the health system provides quality essential health and nutrition services for all people in Somalia, as well as studies that seek to strengthen the national and local capacity to deliver evidence-based and cost-effective services based on the EPHS and Primary Health Care Approach”.
The institute will partner with the Ministry of Health in the Federal Republic of Somalia, regional governments/states, NGO’s, community sectors and international institutes. The research generated from the institute will be communicated in both international journals and local channels. The research will also be used to inform policy and practice for, health care providers, patients and the government. SIDRA Institute functions as an information, capacity building and advice service available to institutions looking to initiate or expand on health research and health development activities in Somalia.