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The contribution of family medicine to the health system in Somaliland

Abdikadir O. Rabiile, Mohamed A. Abdillahi, Mohamoud H. Abdi, Rahma I. Yasin, Mubarik A. Magan, Tim Fader
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine | Vol 13, No 1 | a3051 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v13i1.3051 | © 2021 Tim Fader | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 May 2021 | Published: 06 September 2021

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Abdikadir O. Rabiile, Department of Family Medicine, Amoud University, Borama, Somalia
Mohamed A. Abdillahi, Department of Family Medicine, Amoud University, Borama, Somalia
Mohamoud H. Abdi, Department of Family Medicine, Amoud University, Borama, Somalia
Rahma I. Yasin, Department of Family Medicine, Amoud University, Borama, Somalia
Mubarik A. Magan, Department of Family Medicine, Amoud University, Borama, Somalia
Tim Fader, Department of Family Medicine, Amoud University, Borama, Somalia


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Abstract

Somaliland’s first specialty training programme for physicians was a master’s degree in Family Medicine that began at Amoud University in 2012. A survey of the 24 Family Medicine graduates working in Somaliland demonstrates their clinical and leadership impact on the health system and their contribution to higher education. The specialists directly contribute to the health and education priorities of the government of Somaliland.

Keywords

family medicine; family medicine training; employment; emigration; health system; Essential Package of Health Services; primary health care

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