Skip links

    Showing our gratitude to one doctor who's been key in the fight against COVID-19

    Day 98

    Dr Ismahan, Healthcare Hero

    Healthcare workers have been some of the hardest hit in the Somali Peninsula since the pandemic began. They’re on the frontlines, with hundreds being infected and likely hundreds more infections going unreported.

    During this difficult time, Dr Ismahan Mohamed, Alight Health and Nutrition Officer based in Mogadishu, continued to support and guide the frontline medical teams tirelessly.

    As a show of our immense gratitude we wanted to thank Dr. Ismahan for her incredible dedication and hard work to ensure our teams stay safe, and the people we serve are protected.

    To thank Dr Ismahan, we decided to help her continue in her studies, a masters program in Public Health. This will not only boost Dr. Ismahan’s confidence and knowledge but help make Alight’s programs that much stronger with her newfound expertise.

    The doctor was thrilled!

    “I love that Alight is encouraging people to be the change,” she said, “and highlighting those that are out there making a difference. I’ll be able to accomplish my career goals and continue working towards my future.”

    [easy-social-share buttons="facebook,twitter" counters=1 counter_pos="hidden" total_counter_pos="leftbig" style="button" point_type="simple" url="" text="Dr Ismahan, Healthcare Hero"]

    Changemakers 365

    by Alight


    The world’s tough problems can seem insurmountable. So at Alight, while we tackle those big problems we also do what’s doable. Right then. And that’s what Changemakers 365 is all about. Learn more!


    Changemakers 365 members give either $30 per month or a one-time gift of $365 (it’s free for anyone who has ever lived in a refugee camp). Join us!

    Let's Connect!