The Deputy Commander Sector II, Colonel Safe Adan presided over the opening ceremony of the Medical Mentorship Course to Somali Security Forces (SSF) and the Civilians drawn from Dhobley region at Level II Hospital situated at Sector II Headquarters.
The mentorship course is aligned with the Somalia Transition Plans (STPs) and the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) mandate to enhance capacity building for the SSF and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in the areas of medical, security, economic, political, and governance. The course will run for six months, targeting 12 personnel from the SSF, Dhobley General Hospital, and the general population.
The Deputy Sector Commander emphasized the importance of the training and urged participants to be committed, disciplined and put in effort so that they can improve medical service delivery in the community by the end of the course.
“As ATMIS KDF Troops, we are proud to be part of the process that will enable the development of medical capacity, which is essential for any community development, as well as building sustainable peace and development in Somalia,” stated Col Safe.
In his remarks, Lieutenant Colonel Juma Omar, Commandant of Level II Hospital Dhobley, highlighted that the program is community-driven and that the mentorship course will have a quick impact in improving the quality of medical services.
“The program is a game-changer in fostering mutual improved relationships with the local community, who have continued to receive free medical services through CIMIC activities in the hospital,” said the Commandant Level II.
Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Maj (Dr) Stanley Nganga indicated that the focus of the mentorship program will be on primary healthcare, including areas of basic maternity, point-of-care sonography, laboratory techniques, perioperative nursing, wound care, as well as Anaesthesia, scrub nurse, public health and pharmacy.
Other key leaders who attended the opening ceremony were the Dhobley District Medical Officer, Dekow Ahmed, the Director-General of Dhobley General Hospital, Abdinasir Mohamed and MSF representatives.