Case Studies

Health Worker

MedicineAfrica helps isolated healthcare workers connect with each other and access life changing education. Our system enables one to one mentoring with a paired expert or peer, to work on an individual issue or research project. Supporting the individual is one of the system’s greatest strengths; often it is these people who go on to be drivers of change.

MedicineAfrica helped to reduce the gap in knowledge for Somaliland health care workers and students alike.
Dr Jibril Handuleh, Somaliland Director of MedicineAfrica

Case Study

Mariam Dahir is a 28 – year – old mother of three. She manages family commitments alongside a busy job as head of HIV and sexually transmitted services for Somaliland, a country of 3.5 million with an HIV prevalence of 1.2%.

Mariam has been using the MedicineAfrica site for learning, supervision and support since she left medical school in Hargeisa in 2010. Initially, she sought clinical teaching to help her improve her skills in differential diagnosis and clinical decision-making, then she attended specialist tutorials, for example psychiatry.

As she takes on increasing levels of clinical leadership, Mariam continues to receive regular support from consultant physicians in the UK.

MedicineAfrica has provided Mariam with a source of connection and support, and has put her in touch with a global community of healthcare workers.