We work with a number of partners to achieve our programme goals.
THET works with partners to support health workers, address the health needs of the Somaliland population, and deliver activities and monitor the impact of our work.
Ministry of Health – www.slministryofhealth.com/ THET works in partnership with the MOH to develop the health system and improve access to healthcare for the nation. Recent activities include supporting the Department for Human Resources in increasing the number of qualified health worker in Somaliland.
The Edna Adan Hospital – www.ednahospital.org Established in 2002 The Edna Adan Hospital is renowned for its teaching facilities and high level of patient care. Edna Adan Hospital was the first to receive training provided through the partnership; this relationship remains strong and has seen the graduation of many nurses and medical professionals. Most recently in October 2012, 21 Midwives graduated from the first BSc Midwifery course available in Somaliland.
Kings Health Partners - www.kingshealthpartners.org KHP is one of England’s five Academic Health Sciences Centres (AHSC). It brings together a world-leading research led university (King’s College London) and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts (Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley).
Somaliland Medical Association- focuses on addressing the needs of its members, providing access to training and ensuring that its members adhere to strict regulations in a bid to ensure medical standards remain high
Somaliland Medical Laboratory Association- supports its members and students training in this specialty to receive on-going support and access to professional development.
Somaliland Nurses and Midwives Association (SLNMA) www.slnma.org -serves as the official communication channel for nurses in Somaliland. The association promotes and supports the700 registered nurses currently working in Somaliland. The registration of nurses serves as a means of ensuring that only qualified nurses work in the health sector, whilst ensuring that nurses abide by pre-agreed codes of conducts and are able to fulfil their role accordingly. SLNMA also supports its members to gain access to continuous professional development in Somaliland, this organisation also hosted training of community health workers from Gedo (Puntland).
National Health Professionals Council (NHPC) http://www.nhpcsomaliland.org/ - works towards ensuring the safety and welfare of the public through the regulation of health professionals, institutes and educating health professionals. NHPC works with the Ministry of Health and organisations in the health sector to set technical standards and ensure that all health professionals and institutions meet the required standards before receiving employment.
Amoud University- www.amouduniversity.org/ began training medical students in 2000 and joined the partnership soon after in 2003. Amoud University, like other medical training institutes in the partnership receives training and support through the volunteer tutors from Kings College Hospital. The first group of doctors, 7 in total graduated in 2007.
University of Hargeisa www.universityofhargeisa.net – was the second medical teaching facility to open in Somaliland and the university continues to provide teaching for medical students. University of Hargeisa’s involvement in the partnership insures that students have access to training facilities and are able to attend training sessions conducted by volunteers from Kings College Hospital. The university supported the BSc in Midwifery course in association with Edna Aden Hospital.
Nursing Schools-THET currently works with four nursing schools across Somaliland. These nursing schools work towards training and teaching health workers in Somaliland, they all contribute towards increasing the number of qualified health professions in the country.
Amoud Nursing School
Buroa Institute of Health Sciences
Hargeisa Institute of Health Science-
Sool Institute of Health Sciences
THET also works closely with its donors – the UK Department for International Development; the European Commission; Comic Relief and UNICEF.