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AMISOM deliver medical supplies to Dhobley GH

KISMAYO — Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have handed over medical equipment to support the delivery of health services in Jubaland State. Donated by Bancroft Global Development and Give to the World – two international non-government organisations that work closely with …

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HRW urges justice in Somali health workers’ killings

LONDON — Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Somalia’s authorities to intensify investigations into the abduction and killing of seven health workers and a pharmacist, saying government investigations “have not resulted in arrests or prosecutions.” “On May 27 at about 1:30 p.m., five masked gunmen entered the compound of …

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3rd Somalia-Turkey medical days begin in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU —Turkey’s Ambassador to Somalia Mehmet Yilmaz on Thursday officially opened the third Somalia-Turkey Medical Days attended by medical professionals. It was a “great pleasure to participate in the opening ceremony of the Third Somalia-Turkey Medical Days,” said Yilmaz, who opened the ceremony at the Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Somalia …

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Doctor’s self-funded test lab leads way in Somalia’s Covid-19 fight

MOGADISHU — Having scraped money together following medical studies abroad, Somali doctor Abdullahi Sheikdon Dini opened Mogadishu’s first advanced diagnostic laboratory in January. Its arrival could hardly have been better timed because, just two months later, the coronavirus epidemic reached the Horn of Africa country. Since then Medipark Diagnostics, which …

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Ministry of health records 44 new cases of Coronavirus

MOGADISHU — Somalia’s ministry of health and human services has reported new coronavirus cases in the country. According to the data published on the official health ministry website 44 people tested positive in the past five days when over 2400 suspected cases were examined. All the cases were located in …

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UN condemns killing of two polio workers in Somalia

MOGADISHU — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) confirmed Tuesday that two frontline workers were killed in a militant attack in Mogadishu. The UN said the polio workers risked their lives to provide critical health services to vulnerable Somali children and offered condolences to the families. ”I offer my sincere condolences …

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