Somalia: Somali Minister of Health on 2 day Official visit to Finland

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    Somalia: Somali Minister of Health on 2 day Official visit to Finland

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) A delegation ledy the Somali Minister of Health Dr. Fowsiyo Abikar Nor who is on two day official visit to Finland, attended a conference on Women's health on post conflict countries in the Finnish capital, Hel

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Photo courtesy of Somali Minister of Health Dr. Fowsiyo Abikar Nor. Photo credit: SONNA
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) A delegation ledy the Somali Minister of Health Dr. Fowsiyo Abikar Nor who is on two day official visit to Finland, attended a conference on Women's health on post conflict countries in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, Somalia National News Agency reported.

Dr. Fowsiyo during her stay in Finland met the Finnish Minister of Commerce and development, Mr. Kai Mykkänen and the minister of Family Affairs and Social affairs, Ms. Annika Saarikko and discussed how the Finnish government could support Somalia and its people, the state-run news agency SONNA said.

The Somali delegation visited the National Institute for Health and Welfare. The Minister also met with the officials from IOM in Finland and discussed ways the Somali diaspora in Finland could contribute the reconstruction of their country, SONNA added.


Finally, the Minister of Health, Dr. Fowsiyo Abikar Nor and Dr.  Abdulkadir Wehliye, the ministry’s advisor on health issues, especially reproductive health and children who is a accompanying the minister on the trip met with the Somali communities in Helsinki.

Finnish government is currently supporting the establishment of local governments  at district levels in Somalia. The Launch of the local government law, which is the first of its kind to be implemented in Somalia aims to establish functioning permanent local government councils and administrations.

- Horn Observer -



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