Health and Social Development

Mrs. Fathia Alwan
Director Health and Social Development

Health and Social Development

The goal of Health and Social Development Division is to enhance the quality of life of people of the region towards longer life expectancy. The division is encompassing all the human development issues and upgrading the human capital in the IGAD region with focus on youth, children, women, and other vulnerable population. The mandate of the division is to coordinate, implement and oversee the regional health projects for vulnerable population. It also provides health and basic social services to the most needed population (cross border mobile population, refugee, returnees, IDPs, pastoralist population) in order to enhance development for the people of the IGAD region.

 

The Health and Social Development Programme area is encompassing all the human development issues and upgrading the human capital in the IGAD region with focus on youth, children, women, and other vulnerable population.

         The key functions of the Division are:

  • Cross border Health, Digital Health and Disease surveillance
  • Migration and forced displacement
  • Education, science and technology
  • Employment and labour affairs
  • Social Protection
  • Youth, culture and sports

Areas of Intervention

Migration &
Forced Displacement
Health
Education
Science & Technology
Employment
Entrepreneurship & Youth

Latest News and Updates

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August 17, 2022

IGAD – DRDIP Represents a Paradigm Shift in the Design and implementation of the Response to Refugees.

August 12, 2022 (Adama, Ethiopia):  The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) conducted Knowledge Exchange and Learning Workshop to Enhance the…
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August 16, 2022

IGAD and UNHCR Signed a PR-SR Grant Agreement of US $1,738,528

August 15, 2022 (Djibouti-Ville, Djibouti): The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Executive Secretory, H.E Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD), and Clementine Nkweta-Salami,…
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August 14, 2022

IGAD Opened Regional Workshop on Extending Social Protection for Migrant Workers

August 11, 2022 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia): IGAD opened Regional Workshop on Extending Social Protection for Migrant Workers, today, in Addis…