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May 2013Present



Uzbekistan has one of the highest burden of Multi drug resistance cases in the world.

My role as an expat is, in close working relationship with local medical teams, local authorities and other msf international expats, to diagnose and treat patients with TB. On daily basis we see patients in the inpatients wards, outpatient units and DOTS corners. I take patients' history, examine them and request basic tuberculosis investigations. We also request the latest TB investigations Like HAIN, Mycobacterium Gene technology, cultures and drug sensitivity testing (DST) in order to make definitive TB diagnosis and come up with drug sensitivity. In addition to TB, I also attend to other medical conditions TB patients may have. I prescribe first, second and third line ant-TB drugs depending on the individual cases at hand.

I also train local medical teams on drug resistance TB protocols and guidelines.

Aug 2012Apr 2013

Medical Doctor

Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu

I worked with Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu as a general practitioner. I attended to patients at the outpatient and inpatient department. I also worked with hospital specialists in the in-patients departments for surgery, Obgy, general medicine and pediatrics. On daily basis, I attended to different patients with different medical conditions and varied cultural backgrounds. I attended to patients on unique basis recognizing that each patient has got unique complaints. I requested investigations including the latest imaging techniques like CT scan and MRI and blood and pathology investigations. In close working relation with specialists, I also attended to patient in ICU and emergency units like trauma, medical emergency, surgical emergency and obstetric emergencies.

The hospital is a modern tertiary with branches in all over East Africa and Asia.

May 2012Jun 2012

Medical Doctor

St Camillus Mission Hospital, Karungu Kenya

As a mission hospital in rural setting with few medical officers, I attended to almost all the patients in the hospital both in patient and outpatient. It was more busy in the maternity units where I performed about 7-12 emergency c-sections on daily basis. I also attended to patients with surgical ailment in the surgical ward and casualty unit.

In addition, i trained nurses and clinical officers and supervised pharmacy and laboratory staff.

May 2011Apr 2012

Intern Doctor

Mulago National Referral Hospital

This is one of the biggest national hospitals in the East and Central African region with a patientturn-over of more 2500 patients and staff of more than 1000 including professors, consultants,registers, resident doctors, medical doctors, intern doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratoryspecialists, physiotherapists, counselors. I rotated in each department and sub-specialty under strictsupervision and guidance by senior medical staff

Nov 2010Apr 2011

Medical Doctor

Kampala International University

When I finished medical school, I started working at this hospital as a volunteer junior medicaldoctor as I waited for internship posting. I participated major and minor surgeries, worked withconsultants in the medical and pediatric wards and performed C-sections in the obstetricsdepartment, among other activities.

Mar 2009May 2009

Fourth Year Medical Student

The AIDS Support Organizatio (TASO)

This is one of the biggest HIV/AIDS organization in Africa. During my time with this organization, Ilearned how to manage HIV/AIDS patients, prescribe ARVs. I was also trained on PMTCT running, treatment of ARVs side effects, treatment of opportunistic infections, recognition of treatment failure, pediatric HIV and ARVs, 2nd line ARVs, HIV/AIDS project management, reporting among other activities


Mar 2005Oct 2010

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences


Leadership Skills
I was the class president for the last 3 years until graduation. I was involved in time table arrangements, teaching contents, negotiation with lecturers and administration.
Clinical acumen, ability to work in a dynamic team.
Ability to create friendly environment when attending to patients, accuracy of making clinical diagnosis and differential diagnosis, able to request relevant and cost effective investigations.    


Dr Costa Mariwa

Dr Sadik Yusuf


1) General: Photography, writing, blogging, social networking, cooking, travel, tech enthusiast

2) Academics: Orthopedics and traumatology, orthopedic oncology and later in life medical law.


A: Summary

I'm a general practitioner, currently based in Uzbekistan. I practice medicine in the most humane way possible. Patients’ safety and their dignity are my priorities. I have a doctor's heart which is free from Prejudices. Race, religion or political affiliation will never influence how I practice medicine. I currently work with MSF-Holland as MDR/XDR TB specialist in Nukus, Uzbekistan.

B: Biodata

Nationality: Somali

Date/Place of birth: 15/01/1983, Mogadishu Somalia

Marital Status: Single

C: Qualities


Accurate and organized

Respect for all


High level negotiation skills

Able to work under difficult condition with minimal supervision

Time conscious

D: Information Technology

I use all common software and internet programs. I also use medical software for inpatient, outpatient departments, request of labs, prescription of medications and transmissions of medical information and images.

E: Languages

English Fluent

Arabic Understand well

Swahili Understand well


Feb 2013Feb 2014

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Kenya ACLS
Jan 2013Jan 2014

Medical License

Kenya Medical Board
Jun 2012Jun 2013

medical License

Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners' Counsil (UMDPC)