Somalia graduates the 5th Cohort of Frontline FETP

The Somalia State Minister for Health and Human Services, Her Excellence Dr Maryam Mohamed Hussein officiated the graduation ceremony of the 5th Cohort of the Somalia Frontline FETP which was held on the 4th of February 2024 in Mogadishu Somalia. The other dignitaries at the occasion included the Executive Director of the National Institute of Health Dr Hussein Abukar Muhiadin, the WHO representative and Head of Mission in Somalia Dr Ireneaus Sebit Sindani, representative of the US CDC Maureen Martinez who joined virtually, Health Manager, immunization at UNICEF Somalia Abu Obeida Eltayeb, AFENET Regional Technical Coordinator Dr Tatek Bogale, Director of Family Health in the Ministry of Health Dr Mustafe Awil, Direct of Policy and Planning in the Ministry of Health among others.

A total of 28 health workers drawn from the different districts were trained in cohort 5 Frontline FETP with the curriculum adapted for immunization programming aimed at strengthening the capacity to deliver routine immunization and respond to supplemental immunization activities in the country. The occasion brought the total number of FETP graduates from the program to 123.

The officials at the ceremony praised the contributions of Somalia FETP in strengthening the health system in the country especially the public health authorities’ capacity to detect, investigate and respond to public health threats in the country. They thanked the financial and technical partners while encouraging the continued collaboration between FMOH, NIH and partners of Somalia FETP in developing a stronger health system in Somalia.

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