Spread of COVID-19 in SomaliaSince the beginning of the pandemic until June 6th, 2023, a total of 27,334 infected people and 1,361 deaths have been reported in Somalia.
The total of 27,334 infected people currently represents 0.17 percent of the total population.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 9.44 million vaccine doses have been administered as of April 30th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 8.37 million people who have received at least one vaccination (52.7 percent).
7.04 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Somalia (= 44.3 percent).
This puts Somalia well behind in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 160 countries.
Weight and size
|Body height||170 cm||159 cm|
|Weight||65.3 kg||60.4 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.00%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Somalia is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 0.9 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 391 physicians in Somalia, there are about 0.02 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 30 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.