The Minister of Health lays the stone for the construction of 18 rooms for the Mental Health Unit of Hargeisa Group Hospital

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Somaliland people have gone through very difficult times characterized with indiscriminate massacre, displacement and destruction of the whole country as a result of civil war and its consequences. As a result, mental health disorders exacerbated, but no adequate diagnostic services were put in place to better tackle with this problem due to limited government capacity … Continue reading The Minister of Health lays the stone for the construction of 18 rooms for the Mental Health Unit of Hargeisa Group Hospital

The dire state of mental illness care in Somaliland

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The dire state of care for patients with mental illnesses in Somaliland was highlighted last week (Friday 22 January 2016) by an article published in the Guardian. As the picture suggests, mental health patients face prolonged and often lifelong incarceration due to the lack of training and health care infrastructure in Somaliland. Read the full … Continue reading The dire state of mental illness care in Somaliland