- A self-declared independent state in northern Somalia. "In 1991, the Somali National Movement fighters recaptured the Somaliland capital city of Hargeisa after a 3-year civil war destruction of most healthcare facilities, compounded by mass migration or death of trained health personnel. Access to good, affordable health care for the average Somali greatly compromised." 
Only two inpatient psychiatric units and no psychiatrists working in the public sector. Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) works in partnership with indigenous health professionals to improve care, building on existing systems and increasing access to health care for those who most need it, for mutual benefit; a proven means for establishing real global partnerships for development: Millennium Development Goal 8."