About Us


Our Mission Is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Health Care

The Somalilander-American Health Association (SAHA) is a group of healthcare professionals based in North America that promote the advancement of health care in Somaliland.

We are a nonprofit organization registered in the US. Made of American healthcare professionals of Somali descent dedicated to deliver quality and equitable health outcomes for the Somaliland people and other peoples in the region.

Our Vision

To help build a healthcare system in Somaliland that delivers the highest quality and affordable healthcare services to the community and the adjoining communities, helping to improve the health indices in the region.

Our Journey

Our formation was borne out of the unprecedented challenges posed by the spread of SARS-CoV-2 across the world.

Our initial aim was to fill the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic emergency response gaps of the health care in Somaliland.
Our efforts played a major role in making oxygen available across the country.

“Now we have transitioned to a nonprofit organization registered in the US and Somaliland. We are dedicated to delivering quality and equitable health outcomes for the Somaliland people”

Specialties Represented

Our members bring a broad range of training and experience in health care

  • Primary Care
  • Pediatric
  • OB-GYN
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • General Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Dentistry & Nurses
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Physician Scientists
  • Health Economy and Policy Experts

Our Team Members

Dr. Abdirahman Madar

MD, MSc. | SAHA Board President

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health Economist, Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Sharmarke Magan

MD, CHCQM | SAHA Board Vice President & Secretary

Medical Director, Board Certified in Family Medicine, Health Care Quality & Management.

Zeinab Bile

RRT | SAHA Board Treasurer

Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Dr. Ibrahim A. Sultan-Ali

MD | SAHA Board Member

Assistant Professor, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and Pulmonary Medicine.

Dr. Adnan Hirad

MD, PhD. | SAHA Board Member

Research Assistant Professor, Vascular and Brain Biomechanics.

Dr. Mohamud Afgharshe

MD, MPH | SAHA Board Member

Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Aden Ismail (Beergeel)

MD, FRCP (c), FAPA | SAHA Board Member

Consultant Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent.

Dr. Said Ismail

MD, PhD | SAHA Board Member

Consultant Anatomical Pathologist.

Better Health Care Is Our Mission

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve healthcare in Somaliland!