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00:51, 16 December 2017 Saturday
Update: 12:38, 18 November 2017 Saturday

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Turkish NGO puts Somali doctors through medical school
Turkish NGO puts Somali doctors through medical school

Doctors Worldwide Turkey says it has performed 3,000 cataract surgeries in Horn of Africa country

World Bulletin / News Desk

Five Somali doctors on Friday graduated from medical school under a special program organized by a Turkish NGO.

The new MDs got their diplomas from the program organized by Doctors Worldwide Turkey (DWWT) at a ceremony in Mogadishu, the capital of the Horn of Africa country.

Safa Simsek of the NGO said: "Apart from nine physicians who graduated last year from the program, which we started in 2013 in Somalia, five more doctors graduated this year, including three general practitioners and two internal medicine specialists."

Simsek also pointed to Muhammad Osman, a 12-year-old Somali who got cataracts six years ago, and was cured by Turkish doctors in a free operation.

"To date we have performed 3,000 cataract surgeries in Somalia," he added.

Cataracts are an eye condition that results in cloudy vision.



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