a href=”http://www.somaliland.org/images/b/2012/07/Hargeisa-Neurology0234-300×118.jpg”>HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) A specialist clinic for people with Parkinson’s and other brain conditions, as well as debilitating diseases in nerves and muscles has opened in the Somaliland capital, Hargeisa.
Hargeisa Neurology Hospital is a joint investment between Dr. Essa Kayd, a chief neurodiagnostic specialist of Somaliland origin based in Boston, and Mohamed Guled, an International Business graduate also based in Boston.
The clinic has state of the art technology that was brought in from the United States and is the only of its kind in the whole region.
Located in Ahmed Dagah neighbourhood, not far from the Coca-Cola affiliated SPi warehouse in Hargeisa, the hospital is ideal for all patients with neurological conditions such as seizures; headaches; Parkinson’s disease, nerves, epilepsy and neuropathies.
The clinic currently employs four internationally renowned doctors from the U.S. and Pakistan. Dr. Kayd, who received his education in Ottawa University and Harvard Medical School is the led doctor. Kayd was the chief Neurodiagnostic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School in Boston for many years.
Before commissioning this hospital, Dr Kayd was running successful training courses for American physicians at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Medical School. He also trained African doctors at the main hospital in Addis Ababa, where he was offered a lucrative job.
It was during his time in Addis Ababa that the doctor saw the need for such facility in Somali speaking regions.
He decided to team up with Mohamed Guled, who began his entrepreneurial career at a very young age opening a clothing retail store at the age of 16.<
After graduating from university with a degree in international business, Mr. Guled landed a lucrative job with the international business data provider, Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Guled has since opened businesses in the hospitality industry, transportation, health, media and grocery, most of them based in Boston.
Dr. Kayd and Mr. Guled ensure that the full assessment, treatment and care of all patients from the entire community in the Horn of Africa.
A specialist clinic for people with Parkinson’s and other brain conditions opens in Hargeisa, Somaliland
Both men left Africa at a young age and feel this is their way of giving back to people and place they love so dearly.
Mohamed Guled, who is also the CEO of Somalilandpress, sat down with the BBC Somali Services and their leading corespondent Ahmed Egge in Hargeisa. Below is the full interview regarding the clinic. For more information about the clinic please see the poster below.