School of Public Health and Research (SPHR) Is the largest Research center in Somalia devoted to basic and applied research within the major public health fields of national and regional interest. SPHR possesses an impressive scientific and manpower resources of over 30 staff including researchers, administrative staff and advisory board. SPHR is affiliated to Somali National University, but it has autonomy that gives management board and the board of directors a control over the research management, decisions related to research grants, research collaboration with international institutions, the budget and the destiny of the school. SPHR consists of 6 divisions, covering the major areas of public health. SPHR is headed by a director, assisted by 6 head departments and four advisory board. SPHR has board members involving both international and national members.