SIMAD University Medical Campus This campus provides Somalia with one of the highest rates of medical profession impact in the world—a considerable achievement, and one that is highly needed to restore capacity and stability into a healthcare system destroyed by years of conflict.
The focus of SIMAD University Medical Campus is the creation of a centre for domestic capacity building related to the development of a modern, responsive and dynamic healthcare sector in Somalia.
In the coming decade, Somalia will develop its own doctors, nurses, technicians and medical professionals to meet the challenges of its domestic healthcare needs, provide stability to citizens, and enable the treatment of all medical issues at home—in Somalia.
Somalia faces the daunting problem of eliminating poverty and diseases made worse due to the lack of an effective health care workforce.
The solution to this desperate situation is the development of the SIMAD University Medical Campus, a state-of-the-art modern teaching hospital in the heart of Mogadishu.
The Goals and Build-Out
In looking to reach this ambitious goal, SIMAD University needs the philanthropic support from regional bodies for a total of $52,000,000 USD to build and equip the Medical Campus.
1st Conference on Engineering, Science, and Technology
The 1st Conference on Engineering, Science, and Technology officially commenced on the 25th July at SIMAD Main Campus and ended on the 27th July 2017. The conference was attended by more than 250 members, mostly from local academia, researchers, and practitioners with the aim to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of Engineering and Technology.
Eng. Mohamed Mohamud Mohamed, Deputy Rector Institutional Development at SIMAD University, officially opened the conference and welcomed all participants. He also expressed the University’s pleasure at the privilege of hosting the 1st conference on Engineering and Technology, bearing in mind that the University was the first institution offered Information Technology program in Somalia.
Among the honorable guests at the official opening of the conference was the President of Jamhuriya University, Mr. Mohamud Ali Jimale, who delivered his keynote address. He appreciated the conference organizing team as well as honored SIMAD University for being a role model to other Somali Universities. He also emphasized the conference theme: Promoting Innovation and Creativity through Engineering, Science, and Technology.
The conference was sponsored by Hormuud Telecom, the leading Telecommunication provider in Somalia. President of Hormuud Foundation, Mr. Abdullahi Nor Osman attended the conference. Speaking at the plenary opening, he stated that Hormuud Telecom is proud to support the conference and engage in such educational forums. This was followed by keynote speakers’ address. Eng. Mohamud Mohamed Alasso, Deputy Rector Admin & Finance at SIMAD University and Mr. Liban Ali Afrah, Manager of Quality Department at Hormuud Telecom Somalia headlined the conference. Both have briefly spoken about the history of Information Technology in Somalia and its industrial development.
The first day of the conference concluded with two parallel conference workshops facilitated by passionate specialists in the field of Engineering and Technology. The next day of the conference has gone with presentations of the papers and manuscripts.
The 3rd and final day of the conference was held at Hotel Afrika and most of the sessions were about panel discussions, roundtable discussion, and open forums. Two interesting panels were presented. The topics addressed in the panel were: ICT in Teaching and Learning and the current internet connectivity in Somalia. The panelists shared their personal insights and best practices for organizations and institutions working to strengthen Technology and Innovation.
Before the closing remarks, two authors were given ‘Best Paper Awards’. Mr. Mohamed Abdirahman Adow, Lecturer at SIMAD University- Faculty of Computing was presented ‘Best Paper Award’ on an assessment made among lecturers. Also, Mohamed Yusuf Hussein, Postgraduate student at Karadeniz Technical University also received ‘Best Paper Award’. He was in Turkey but presented his paper through Skype.
Finally, the Rector of SIMAD University, Prof. Dahir Hassan officially closed the three-day conference. He thanked all presenters, panelists, participants, sponsors and all present for their participation in the conference. He noted that SIMAD University stands for generating knowledge through research and development. He shared with the participants that the University is planning to allocate specific research grants to all interested in research to generate knowledge and promote Research & Development.
Respect to Simad good university but why do ALL Somali buildings have these UGLY GHASTLY designs. One of my friends is a highly respected architect. I am sure somalis could come up with better designs.
@Amun think about this project of hiring Indian doctors in field of stem cells, biotechnology, cancer. The Indian doctors will train our local doctors. We could dominate this field in Africa. http://icsccb.org/