somali women in healthcare


Maryan Qasim is a humanitarian, an obstetrician and gynaecologist who has worked  as University lecturer, scientist and school teacher for over 15 years. She has lived and worked in Somalia, Yemen, the Netherlands  and Britain. She is the former minister for women’s development and family affairs, and is an adviser in the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.

She now serves as the Minister for Human Development and Public Services in Somalia.

Dr Asha Omar, a veteran Somali gynecologist visited Baidoa’s AMISOM hospital to offer her medical expertise in reproductive health. Dr Asha provided antenatal care including hi-tech CT scan services for expectant mothers as well as offered free gynecological consultation, treatment and checkups. Women in Baidoa often have to travel as far as Galkayo or Mogadishu to receive treatment in this feild

25 newly trained midwives from five regions in South and Central Somalia graduating from the new Mogadishu Midwifery School in Xamar Jajab District of Mogadishu. The graduation ceremony was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Religious Affairs Hon. Ridwan Hirsi Mohamed and several ministers, MPs and senior government officials as well as UN Population Fund for Somalia country representative, Mr. Cheikh Tidiane Cisse and his World Health Organization counterpart Dr. Ghulam Popal.