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SOMAR Somali Medical Archives is an idea by Edna Moallin Abdirahman


Our mission is to be a web platform where all health professionals could find information concerning research and publications on Somali medical topics. Our aim is to create and strengthening a worldwide collaboration among all Somali health operators who are working to improve the medical needs of Somali population.
SOMAR welcomes articles,research and reports related to Somali health.


Our vision is to reach a recognized position in the field of medical information concerning Somali health issues, with the objective of addressing the ever-evolving medical needs of Somali population.


The platform Somali Medical Archives has been developed to engage the diaspora for the improvement of Somali Health Services through the co-development project “S.O.S. – Scambio Operatori Sanitari (in Italian Exchange of Health Professionals)”  implemented in 2020 and 2021 with the support of IOM – International Organization for Migration under the A.MI.CO Grant – 2019 Edition.
General objective of the project was the promotion of strategic partnerships between Italy and Somalia through the enhancement of Somali diaspora as a transnational actor, with the aim of strengthening networks between Somali medical doctors and Italian social workers in the field of Right to Health.



AMEB is an association of the Somali diaspora based in Milan. Promoted by volunteers, it acts as cultural bridge between Italy and Somalia, implementing initiatives of social cohesion and co-development in both countries. Since its foundation, AMEB has developed initiatives of cultural exchange, world citizenship education, support to medical assistance for Somali children who needed surgery interventions abroad, social entrepreneurship.


IPSIA is a non-governmental organization established in Italy in 1985 to promote values of peace, social justice and cooperation, with a special focus on youth empowerment. Actually IPSIA is operating in Africa and Europe where it leads a number of interventions in the areas of Sustainable Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Environment Protection, Social Entrepreneurship, Migrations, Education and Child Protection. A priority of IPSIA is the engagement of migrants’ association in development programs, a strategy that has been experienced in Senegal, Albania and Somalia.


GRT is a non-governmental organization, established in Italy in 1968, whose interventions focuses on Community Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), Protection (SGBV- Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Street Children), support to ethnic minorities and (forced) Migrations, being expression of GRT’s core areas of expertise. The organization is mainly constituted by members which are involved in promoting social justices in the world, including social workers, psychologists, anthropologists, teachers, and doctors among others. This vision is mirrored in the implementation approach promoted by GRT: taking into account local available resources, empowering local staff and experts, promoting education and training to enhance local sustainability and projects ownership.

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The platform Somali Medical Archives has been developed as a tool to promote cooperation between Somali health professional in their mother country and abroad, engaging the diaspora for the improvement of Somali Health Services.

SOMAR Somali Medical Archives is an idea by Edna Moallin Abdirahman

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