On this page you will find end of programme evaluation summaries and reports for programmes in Somaliland. The evaluations have been conducted by external agents.

Rebuilding capacity in postconflict Hargeisa and its community to bridge the gap between the rural and urban poor and their referral hospital.

An external evaluation was carried out to assess the impact of the programme on the health system and community of Somaliland.  The programme started in 2004 and was funded by Comic Relief and managed by THET. The report states that, ‘overall, the programme has been highly effective. Objectives remained focused on needs and priorities that were consistent with the requirements of the beneficiaries.’

Significant achievements include:

  • The establishment of the Revolving Drugs Fund (RDF).
  • Supporting the pharmacy to implement best practices, operational systems and protocols.
  • The establishment of an exemption fund for impoverished patients.
  • Support for key personnel – matron, nurse tutors, RHB finance and administration officer.
  • Support for the RHB to build its capacity, particularly its office and finance systems.
  • Renovations to key wards (particularly A&E, maternity and mental health).
  • Donation and maintenance of an ambulance,
  • Support for fuel and drivers’ salaries.

The Comic Relief programme proved to be a successful platform from which THET was able to develop its expertise and scope of work in Somaliland, and more importantly, it contributed to the expansion of international support to the health sector in this chronically under‐resourced state.

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Developing the capacity of NonState Actors to support the rebuilding of the health system in Somaliland.

This programme, funded by the European Commission and managed by THET aimed to increase the technical and managerial capacity of non‐state health training institutions and professional bodies, to enable them to effectively contribute to the human resources development and governance needs of the health sector in Somaliland. The programme started in January 2010 and was completed in December 2012 after a six‐month no‐cost extension was granted.

The summary states: A positive outcome of the programme has been to increase ‘levels of confidence and motivation displayed by the NSAs. It enabled them to be proactive, to assert their

needs and priorities and enter into meaningful dialogue with national and international actors.’

Significant achievements include:

  • The creation of skills labs at each training institution
  • Training of trainers for nursing schools to implement the revised nursing curriculum
  • Training of trainers in life-saving skills and basic obstetrics, neo-natal care for Continuous Professional Development
  • support of post graduate medical education in priority disciplines
  • gap filling teaching in mental health for medics, nursing and midwifery students
  • external examiners
  • verifying competency based testing and the introduction of objective structured clinical
  • examinations
  • preliminary leadership and management training
  • sub grants that provided 6 NSAs with the opportunity to undertake specific project work

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    Photos by Juliet Bedford 2013