Dr. Deqo Mohamed
The Hagarla Institute is strengthening healthcare systems in the Horn of Africa. Hagarla provides affordable, high-quality health care to women, displaced peoples, and other marginalized Somalis in rural health centers. In partnership with global universities, Hagarla finds gaps in public health delivery and improves the quality of data on health outcomes and understudied conditions (e.g., cancer, diabetes). Through public events and intensive training for doctors, midwives, and medical students, Hagarla is improving medical providers’ skills and knowledge of chronic conditions. Hagarla plans to expand these efforts throughout the region, undertake public health policy advocacy, and incubate other health care organizations.