TİKA trains paramedical professionals in Somalia – Somalia


The “Allied Health Professionals Training Program Project”, which was to be implemented in 2021 and 2022, was launched by TİKA in cooperation with the Turkish Training and Research Hospital Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, which operates in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

A series of training programs have been prepared in 5 branches, namely the paramedical services of the operating theater, emergency medicine, intensive care, pediatric intensive care and dialysis. The programs will last 8 months in total.

Each training program will be delivered by Turkish doctors and nurses in the training rooms of the Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan Training and Research Hospital of Turkey in Mogadishu. Each program will last 45 days and will bring together 15 trainees. The 45-day operating room paramedic program, the first phase of the training project, was successfully completed and 15 trainees who completed the program received certificates.

The certificate award ceremony, which was held at Turkey’s Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan Training and Research Hospital in Mogadishu and started with Quran recitation, was attended by Ä°lhami Turus, TÄ°KA program coordinator in Mogadishu ; Dr Ebubekir Arslan, chief medical officer of the hospital; Dr Osman Çetinkaya, hospital training coordinator; Süreyya Kocabey, head of the faculty of the University of Health Sciences; and doctors and staff working in the hospital.


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