IQ Research Journal-Open Access-ISSN:2790-4296

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Mechanisms In Somalia



Authors: Bashir Ma’alim mohamud, Atanga Desmond Funwie. Paper Title: Public Health Emergency Preparedness Mechanisms In Somalia

IQ Research Journal of IQ res. j. (2022)1(3): pp 01-09. Vol. 001, Issue 003, 03-2022, pp. 01019-01028

Received: 18 03, 2022; Accepted: 19 03, 2022; Published: 27 03, 2022


Public health emergency is a sudden and usually unforeseen event that must be
countered immediately to minimize the consequences.

It is important to note that all emergencies are sudden and there are ways to ensure
that they are not unforeseen. Somalia is one of the most disaster-prone countries.
Currently, the world is facing the most threatening public health emergency it has ever
witnessed in modern times- COVID-19. Public Health Preparedness involves all levels of
response systems, primarily emergency plans and organizational structures, partnerships, communication and medicines and supplies. Therefore, this paper sought
to understand the Public Health Emergency preparedness mechanisms in the country.

The different social, economic and health background of each country of the world
makes public health emergencies and disasters unique. Public health emergencies can
often be generally predicted if mechanisms for public health emergency preparedness
are properly instituted and followed. These may include plans for disaster prevention, mitigation preparedness, response and recover; communication; partnerships- including empowering individuals, communities and public agencies; and healthcare systems improvement.