Category: Healthcare

The Life of the mentally ill Patients in Somaliland

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In Somaliland, one in three families has at least one relative with psychiatric disorders. In a land where traditional medicine is far more widespread than modern health care, psychiatric patients in Somaliland are chained, immersed in “healing” waters and subjected to prayers, exorcisms and miraculous herbs. The sheikh, the old sages, are consulted more than the medical professionals are. Continue reading “The Life of the mentally ill Patients in Somaliland”

Comparative Study: Overweight and Obesity in Norway and Somaliland

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Introduction
Overweight and obesity are regarded as serious threats to public health which significantly increase the risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), type-2 diabetes (T2D), hypertension, and certain cancers. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that Continue reading “Comparative Study: Overweight and Obesity in Norway and Somaliland”

A Qualitative Study of Autism in a UK Somali Migrant Community

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Increasing recognition of autism in Somali migrant communities means that appropriate support services are needed.  Attitudes to autism and barriers related to help seeking in these communities are poorly understood. We aimed to assess what families affected by autism need, and how health, education and Continue reading “A Qualitative Study of Autism in a UK Somali Migrant Community”

Edna Adan Ismail: midwife and champion of women’s health

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Adan has had a remarkable career. Her work has encompassed “delivering babies under a tree”, serving as the first woman director of the Somali Ministry of Health in 1976, and being the WHO representative in Djibouti. Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991 after a civil war, although it is still not internationally recognised. Adan founded her hospital in the new state and also took up political roles as its minister of social affairs and family welfare in 2002 and as foreign minister from 2003 to 2006. The cause of women has been an enduring concern during her wide-ranging career. John Acree, Vice-President of International Programmes at International Medical Corps, calls her a “trailblazer”. Continue reading “Edna Adan Ismail: midwife and champion of women’s health”

Allogeneic Blood Donation in Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Associated Factors of Voluntary Blood Donation among Undergraduate Students in Hargeisa University

Author: Abdirahman Omer Ahmed  abdi_4u2@hotmail.com

 

Background

Availability of blood for transfusion is limited in Somaliland; as is the evidence relating to knowledge, attitude and practice on blood donation among youth Since youth represent both large share of the population and important group of potential donors, this study attempts to investigate what factors may be important to consider for promoting voluntary blood donation among them. Continue reading “Allogeneic Blood Donation in Hargeisa, Somaliland”

Traditional Birth Attendants to promote maternal health in Sierra Leone and Somaliland

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Efforts to take forward universal health coverage require innovative approaches in fragile settings, which experience particularly acute human resource shortages and poor health indicators. For maternal and newborn health, it is important to innovate with new partnerships and roles for Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to promote maternal health. We explore perspectives on programs in Somaliland and Sierra Leone which link TBAs to health centers as part of a pathway to maternal health care. Our study aims to understand the perceptions of communities, stakeholder and TBAs themselves who have been trained in new roles to generate insights on strategies to engage with TBAs and to promote skilled birth attendance in fragile affected settings Continue reading “Traditional Birth Attendants to promote maternal health in Sierra Leone and Somaliland”

Working with Non-State Providers in Post-Conflict & Fragile States in Primary Healthcare Service Delivery

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This is an independent report commissioned and funded by the Research and Evidence Division in the Department for International Development. This material has been funded by UK aid from the UK Government; however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies.

The state may be more or less directly involved in catering for the health needs of its citizens as follows: Continue reading “Working with Non-State Providers in Post-Conflict & Fragile States in Primary Healthcare Service Delivery”

Prevalence of Ectopic Pregnancy in Hargeisa: The Somaliland Capital

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Prepared by: Kadra Abdilahi Mohamed

Ectopic pregnancy or occysis is the pregnancy that occurs outside the uterine cavity, i.e. at place that by naturally is not planned or designed anatomically or physiologically to accept the conceptus or to allow its growth and development. The word ectopic comes from a Greek word ektopos means “away from a place”

Most ectopic pregnancy occurs in the fallopian tube and also known as tubal pregnancy. But implantation can be happen other sites like ovaries, cervix and abdomen. An ectopic pregnancy may become medical emergency and if not treated normally can cause to death. Continue reading “Prevalence of Ectopic Pregnancy in Hargeisa: The Somaliland Capital”

Prolonged Labor and Fetal Injury

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Prepared by: Hibaaq Hussein Ibrahim

Prolonged labor is abundant throughout the world and large number of women complain about this problem, this is following by injuries of the infant and it will remain a big problem in the world either developed countries or developing countries if they don’t prevent in effective stimulations and do not manage the case as perfect as possible. Continue reading “Prolonged Labor and Fetal Injury”