WHO WE ARE
The Somali National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary federal biomedical research Institution in Somalia; its aim is to improve national health through discovery and innovation, to promote disease-preventing resources, to expand the biomedical knowledge base and to foster high-level scientific behavior. These goals support the NIH’s mission to ” build resilient systems with the capacity to prevent promptly detect and effectively respond to public health risks and emergencies through attaining and sustaining IHR (2005) core capacities” by supporting and conducting scientific research.
The Somali National Institute of Health (NIH) is a semi-autonomous national public health institution under the directorate of the Ministry of Health and Human service (MOH&HS). The NIHS develops and supports activities to promote and protect the health of the Somali people by addressing the important public health issues for the country through evidence-based public health information that guides the decision-making of public health authorities. Our vision is to improve the health of the Somali people through Innovative integration of research, education, training, and prevention and control of diseases to achieve the highest quality of life and equity in health.
We hope that NIH Somalia will be a valuable and successful institute for our people and that this document will contribute a lot to that success.
Dr. Abdifatah Ahmed, Msc, MPH
NIH Somalia Mandates
To ensure effective prevention, detection, preparedness and response to outbreaks and other public health emergencies to achieve universal health coverage and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030 and the African Union Agenda 2063.
A nation free and secure from all public health risks and hazards.
To build resilient systems with the capacity to prevent, promptly detect and effectively respond to public health risks and emergencies through attaining and sustaining IHR (2005) core capacities.
To reduce morbidity, mortality, disability and socio-economic disruptions due to public health threats and emergencies.
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OUR ADVISORY TEAM
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Prof. Khalif Bile Mohamud graduated in Medicine from Sofia University, Bulgaria and subsequently specialized in gastroenterology and tropical and subtropical diseases at the University of Rome, Italy. He secured his PhD in Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden in 1992 on the subject of Hepatitis Viral Infections in Somalia. In his professional […]
Prof. Khalif Bile Mohamud
Dr. Mayeh Omar
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