Mental Health Unit in Hargeisa Group Hospital

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The Mental Health Section of the Main Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland first had its foundation laid down in 1971 by the head of the Somali Democratic Republic, Mohammed Siyad Barre. After the return from the civil war in 1988 little renovations were made to the hospital. The Mohammed Siyad Barre Regime finally collapsed in 1991, where Somaliland claimed their independence. Following the turmoil of the war, there was a rapid increase in the number of mentally ill people in Somaliland.  

The dire state of care for patients with mental illnesses in Somaliland was highlighted last week (Friday 22 January 2016) by an article published in the Guardian. As the picture suggests, mental health patients face prolonged and often...

Somaliland people have gone through very difficult times characterized with indiscriminate massacre, displacement and destruction of the whole country as a result of civil war and its consequences. As a result, mental health disorders.... .

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