IOM's MIDA FINNSOM is getting praise from within the Somali government. During her visit to Finland the Minister of Health and Social Care, Ms. Fawziya Abiikar Nur, praised the achievements of the MIDA FINNSOM diaspora experts in the north of the country and hoped for more of the same in South and Central Somalia.
The situation for those needing dialysis treatment in Somaliland is getting much better next year when the areas second dialysis unit will be opening in the city of Borama.
The midterm review of the MIDA FINNSOM Health and Education –project showed that good achievements have been made and the project is well on it’s way to becoming a continuation of the success stories of the MIDA FINNSOM –projects.
The project coordinator, Anna Aguilera-Pesä and the the liaison coordinator Saed Guled organized a mid-term review meeting with the counterparts in Mogadishu in the middle of September.
Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) projects seek to utilize the skills and knowledge of Africans living in the diaspora to rehabilitate public sector systems in their countries of origin. The MIDA FINNSOM projects aim to harness the expertise of the Somali diaspora to rebuild and develop Somalia.