About the Journal

The Somali Health Action Journal (SHAJ) is an open-access online publication. SHAJ offers a national and international platform for knowledge sharing on key health system topics in the fragile and post conflict contexts in Somalia and in other similar settings. It aims to pave the way for interaction between Somali academics and their institutions, health system professionals, policy makers and international partners.

SHAJ’s mission is to be a forum for Somali academic institutions, professionals of the health services system and their international partners to publish health research on the Somali experience and share evidence-based solutions that improve the health of the population. SHAJ aims to build a health research culture transcending across the health system in Somalia.


Mental Health in the Somali Context - A Call for papers - We hope to recieve your paper before 1 August 2024


Recent Somali history has been characterized by internal conflicts, of civil war, recurring humanitarian disasters, protracted droughts, famine, food insecurity and under-nutrition, during these tragic decades of suffering. These circumstances have led to a high rate of poverty, psycho-social trauma, and the disruption of the healthcare system, with mental ill-health emerging as one of the leading public health challenges. This major cause of disability across the country has been amplified by many barriers to access to basic lifesaving mental health care, a problem that has been neglected for far too long.

This is a call for papers to be published by SHAJ in a special issue on mental health. We invite Somali academics and professionals to submit papers which address mental health in the Somali context. We aim to disseminate research findings and general information about the situation, creating awareness of the need for evidence-based action in key areas such as those listed below

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Current Issue

Vol. 4 No. 1 (2024)
Published: 2024-03-05


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