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Royal College of Nursing, 28 December 2011

(Royal College of Nursing) – The Africa Research Institute, a London-based think tank, has just published a report: Patience and Care: Rebuilding nursing and midwifery in Somaliland (PDF 1.8 MB) [see how to access PDF files]. Its author, Fouzia Mohamed Ismail, was a prominent member of the Somali nursing diaspora after civil war broke out in 1982, and is currently Executive Director of the Somaliland Nursing and Midwifery Association, which she and six colleagues formed on their return to Somaliland in 2004. During the regime of President Siyad Barre, hospitals and clinics were destroyed and medical personnel killed or forced to flee the country.

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