The health of the people of Somalia remains in a critical situation with some of the worst health indicators in the world. Under-5 mortality is very high (in the range of 180 to 225 per 1,000 live births) and there has been little or no progress in reducing child mortality in the last 20 years.
The WHO estimates that 61 per 1,000 newborn infants die within the first month of life, the highest neonatal mortality rate in the world. Similarly maternal mortality is among the highest in the world, at least 1,400 per 1,000,000 live births.
ADA is working to provide life-saving, curative, and preventative health care services to targeted vulnerable communities in Somalia.