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Doctors Worldwide helping people of Somalia
Doctors Worldwide helping people of Somalia

World Bulletin
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Helping to improve people's welfare all around the world, Doctors Worldwide will continue with their activities to improve the conditions of health institutions.

Refusing to give up on its activities in Somalia, Doctors Worldwide, in addition to the medical assistance it provides, creates projects to help Somalia become more self-sufficient so as to provide medical care for its own people. It even sent a health team to Somalia after a bombing attack on the Turkish Embassy under the scope of its Turkish-Somali health education project.

These doctors announced that they will always embrace Somali people and will not leave them to their fate.

Helping to improve people's welfare all around the world, Doctors Worldwide will continue with their activities to improve the conditions of health institutions.

They made a press statement after the terrorist attack on Turkish Embassy in the capital of Somalia noting that this attack will not deter them from helping the people of Somalia. After analyzing what Somalia was in need of, they took on the expenses of the treatments of the patients in the country.

Dr. Kerem Kınık, the chairman of the board of Doctors Worldwide, stated in a press conference a month ago that “thanks to the support of Turkey, Somali people are happy to see the progress being made in their country the field of health in the last two years.”

“The people of Mogadishu called out for help after Somalia was devastated by famine. We responded to their call as they are our brothers and sisters. We opened a hospital with a budget of $1 million in Mogadishu, noting that the people of Mogadishu could not even provide the simplest of treatments to its patients. Treating thousands of patients on foot, the hospital has been providing free health services since the day it started providing medical services in Mogadishu. Somalis were also provided with free medication worth $3 million. About 120 doctors from Turkey went to Somalia to treat people in need. Three nutrition health centers were established mostly for women and babies affected by the drought and famine in Somalia. We treated more than 40,000 women and children in these places. To ensure longevity, we will continue with our activities in Somalia, avoiding temporary solutions to problems. What we aim for is long-term solutions,” Kınık said.

“We started as a movement which aims to help people in need regardless of their religion, language, race or gender. We have provided assistance to more than 30 countries. We carried out our activities with a great deal of sensitivity without any kind of discrimination,” he added. 




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