Information Management Support for the Health Sector in Somalia

Meeting unveils prospects for IM optimization in scaling up emergency health response in Somalia

R-L: WHO Representative Dr. Mamunur Rahman Malik, iMMAP's Richard Sennoga, Health Cluster
Co-Coordinator Farhan Hassan Bashir, and Health Cluster Coordinator Craig Stuart Hampton

In a meeting with the Somalia Health Cluster Coordination Team and the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative for Somalia, iMMAP's information management officer, Richard Sennoga, highlighted how information management will be optimized to scale up emergency health response in Somalia's affected regions and districts.

Among other topics, the key issues discussed included strengthening the capacity to increase health cluster partner reporting through ReportHub, enhancing and increasing the regularity of data analysis and data visualization, building the IM capacity of WHO Somalia Country Office teams, and supporting the implementation of the Health Resources and Services Monitoring System (HeRAMS).

HeRAMS will be rolled out early in 2020 and will facilitate the monitoring of the status of health facilities and availability of health services, tracking main constraints to service availability.

With support from USAID, through our Standby Partnership Program, iMMAP deploys expert information management officers to different humanitarian emergencies across the globe.