Mission of the SPHR: Is to foster health, well-being, and quality of life of the Somali population through rigorous quantitative and qualitative research guided by the principles of equity in health, environment, education and economic context.

The SPHR is guided by its;

Dedication to improve lives of the Somali people.

Pursuit of innovative strategies and methods to address pressing social and health needs of Somali communities.

Focus on creation and support of interdisciplinary research teams.

Collaboration with government partners, governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities and stakeholders in addressing Social and health issues of the country and the region.

Recognition of the systemic nature of health disparities in the country and the need for new ways to reduce them

Respect for the unique cultural environment of Somali people.

Leadership in training national researchers.

Promotion of policies aimed at improving health at the local, state, and national levels.