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15 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Somalia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 01, 2024

Summary: The quality of medical care in Somalia is generally lower than in the United States. Somalia has limited access to medical supplies, equipment, and trained medical personnel, and the quality of care is often inadequate. Emergency services are limited and unreliable, and it can be difficult to call for an ambulance. In some cases, people must rely on private transportation to get to a hospital.

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When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Somalia, they replied:

"Healthcare services in Somalia are limited and vary greatly in quality. The public healthcare system is largely inadequate and underfunded, with limited access to basic medical supplies and equipment. The quality of public healthcare is generally poor, with limited access to specialized care and treatments. Foreign residents do not have access to the public healthcare system, and must rely on private healthcare providers. Expats in Somalia typically use private healthcare providers, as the public healthcare system is not equipped to meet their needs," commented one expat living in Somalia.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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