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Somali American Healthcare Foundation (SOMCARE) is a Not For Profit organization that is devoted to bringing life saving medical care to the most vulnerable and medically challenging people in Somalia.
Mission: Enhance the health of Somalis by providing compassionate care and help heal without judgment.
Vision: SOMCARE’S visions is increasing access to health care and improve health outcomes for those living with severe illnesses in Somalia. SOMCARE works to build partnerships among people and organizations from around the globe that are forward thinkers to provide solutions and help rebuild Somali healthcare system and promote the welfare of Somalis.
SOMCARE began its work in 2006 with the heart touching incident of a 7-year-old Somali girl that raped and left both physically and psychologically devastated and with no access to medical care. Abdi Maahaay (Founder and Executive Director of SOMCARE) and his wife were touched by this news; they immediately took action by contacting people and organizations around Minnesota. Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota took the initiative to sponsor Muraya and provide immediate medical and psychosocial support was needed to rebuild Muraya’s precious life.
Since then, SOMCARE through its volunteer medical staff have provided care close to 200 people, performed dozens of high risk surgeries including separation of conjoined twins, removal large tumors, cleft palates lifts, hydrocephalus shunts, and congenital heart defect repairs. SOMCARE works to assemble international medical providers from United States, Canada and Europe and bring them to Somalia’s neighboring countries in which they receive needing care in neighboring countries. In some cases, SOMCARE works with its supporters to bring complex medical cases to the U.S.In addition to providing life saving medical care, SOMCARE sent medical doctors, food and medical donations and played a huge part in responding to the needs of refugees impacted by famine in Somalia in 2010. SOMCARE and its dedicated leadership, continues to provide motivation to save others lives by inspiring local and international community members. Since 2006 to present SOMCARE has been an organization dedicated to give others a smile to a life they never imaged. It has helped infants,
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