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

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Specialties represented:

  • Primary Care
  • Pediatric
  • OB-GYN
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Critical care
  • General surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Dentistry
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Public health professionals
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Nurses
  • Physician-scientists
  • Health economy and policy experts


Our Team

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, and Secretary.

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

Zeinab Bile

RRT, SAHA Board Treasurer.

Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Dr. Adnan Hirad

MD, PhD., SAHA Board Member.

Research Assistant Professor, Vascular and Brain Biomechanics.

Dr. Aden Ismail (Beergeel)

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

Consultant Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent.

Dr. Ibrahim A. Sultan-Ali

MD, SAHA Board Member.

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

Dr. Mohamud Afgharshe

MD, MPH, SAHA Board Member.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Said Ismail

MD, PhD, SAHA Board Member.

Consultant Anatomical Pathologist.

Better Health Care is Our Mission

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