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The Story of Fadumo

Fadumo is 28 years old patient. She lives in a small village located about 30km west of Qardho called YAKA. She was born blind. Three of her brothers suffer from blindness at the same time.  Unfortunately, the family is poor and can’t afford any treatment for her and her siblings. They are concerned about her …

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SMHF Visit Dangorayo District Nugal Region, Somalia

The Foundation’s representative and managing Nurse Practitioner, Mr. Abdiqani Abdullahi Askar  visited Dangorayo District, Nugal Region of Somalia.  The aim of his visit was to treat mentally ill patients and also provide training of school teachers. The key focus was to educate teachers about mental health symptoms specially with children. It’s a more common the …

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Out of the Shadows: Making Global Mental Health a Development Priority

Somali Mental Health Foundation was recently invited to participate in a two day series of events, Out of the Shadows: Making Global Mental Health a Development Priority. This high level event was hosted by the World Bank and the World Health Organization during the World Bank-Interagency Monetary Spring Meeting on April 13-14, 2016 in Washington …

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Somali Mental Health Visit to Nugal and Mudug Regions

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The Foundation’s representative and managing Nurse Practitioner, Mr. Abdiqani Abdullahi Askar  visited Nugal, and the Mudug regions of Somalia. The visit included Burtinle village, Goldogo village, and Galkayo city. The aim of his visit was to treat mentally ill patients and also provide training to the medical staff of mental hospitals and clinics. Burtinle village …

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Somali Mental Health Foundation: 2015 Summary Report

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For the months of January to June 2015, Somali Mental Health Foundation provided treatment to over 1300 patients with mental health issues throughout Somalia. View our 2015 summary report below to learn more.     

Somali Mental Health Foundation Visits Kismayo

One of the mandates of The Somali Mental Health Foundation is to establish collaborative working relationships with the medical community and hospitals in Somalia. As such, the foundation’s representative and Nurse Practitioner, Mr.Abdulkadir Khalif Ali & Hodan Hassan visited Kismayo ,24Jan-22Feb,2014, in order to strength, an already established partnership with Kismayo Mental Health Center in Kismayo, Jubbaland State of Somalia.

Kismayo Mental Health Workshop in Partnership with Kisima

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Kisima, a local NGO in Kismayo, the Somali Mental Health Foundation has to conduct a preliminary Mental Health Assessment on 25th -27th Jan and has also conducted a three days training workshop for most of the influential community groups, civil society and the local authorities

Somali Mental Health Foundation short visit to Bosaso Mental Health Center

  One of the mandates of The Somali Mental Health Foundation is to establish collaborative working relationships with the medical community and hospitals in Somalia. As such, the foundation’s representative and managing Nurse Practitioner, Mr. Abdiqani Abdullahi Askar visited Bossaso City, November, 2015. Mr. Abdiqani have seen around fifty mental health patients who were housed in …

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Somali Mental Health Foundation: 2013 Summary Report

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In 2013, Somali Mental Health Foundation provided treatment to over 2500 patients with mental health issues throughout Somalia. View our 2013 summary report to learn more.

2013 Visit to Mogadishu Somalia

On July 2013, Our Managing Nurse Practitioner, Mr. Abdiqani Abdullahi Askar, visited Mogadishu in order to strength an already established partnership with Mr. Abdirsaq Ali Habeeb’s Mental Health Centers in Mogadishu, Somalia. Read full report here.

Issia Mohamed Story

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Issia A. Mohamed, a 18 year old teenager was stricken by psychological illness when she was four months old according her mother. As you can see in this picture taken by a visiting member in Garowe, Somalia, Issia is condemned in this small empty filthy room with a rope tied to her leg which is secured in …

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The Story of Khadra Diriye

Khadra Diriye, a 40 year old mother of two beautiful children is from Djibouti (Somali national). Khadra a live stock trader businesswoman travelled and did business between Djibouti, Somalia, and Yemen.