Short Report – Special Collection: African Health Systems

Strengthening the Somaliland health system by integrating public and private sector family medicine

Muna M. Mahfud, Fathia M. Nour, Hodan J. Abdi, Sabah M. Muse, Tim Fader
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine | Vol 13, No 1 | a3049 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v13i1.3049 | © 2021 Tim Fader | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 May 2021 | Published: 16 September 2021

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Muna M. Mahfud, Department of Family Medicine, Amoud University, Borama, Somalia
Fathia M. Nour, Department of Family Medicine, Amoud University, Borama, Somalia
Hodan J. Abdi, Department of Family Medicine, Amoud University, Borama, Somalia
Sabah M. Muse, Department of Family Medicine, Amoud University, Borama, Somalia
Tim Fader, Department of Family Medicine, Amoud University, Borama, Somalia


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Abstract

Four family physicians, who received their specialty training at Amoud University in Somaliland, organised a practice together that uses informal public–private partnerships to optimise their clinical care and teaching. Their experience offers insights into public–private partnerships that could strengthen the country’s healthcare system.

Keywords

public–private; family medicine; family medicine training; Somaliland; universal health coverage; district hospital; essential package of health services; primary health care

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