High-level officials from the African Union Headquarters and the African Union Transitional Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have been visiting the mission’s wounded soldiers at various hospitals in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to check on their well-being.
As ATMIS supports the Somali National Army (SNA) and security forces in the fight against terrorism, some soldiers in the mission suffer various forms of injuries and those in critical need are evacuated from Somalia to various hospitals in Nairobi for treatment.
and specialized treatment.
AU officials make regular visits to the hospital to check on the brave men and women of the mission as they recover from various injuries and illnesses.
Leading the team on a visit to two hospitals in Nairobi was Zinurine Alghali, Acting Director of the AU’s Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD), who brought a message of hope and goodwill from the Union’s headquarters African in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“We have two clear messages; One is that we appreciate these officers as individuals who are part of our mission to support peace in Somalia.
Secondly, we are grateful to the troop and police contributing countries that provide human and material contributions to support the African Union’s efforts in Somalia,” Alghali said.
“The AU has standard procedures in place to ensure that if our serving officers are ill or injured, they receive appropriate medical care.
We also do hospital follow-ups to ensure they have the proper support and while they are undergoing treatment,” she added.
After visiting hospitals in Nairobi where soldiers receive specialist treatment, Alghali said her team was pleased with the level of support and care soldiers were receiving from dedicated and committed medical officers.