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Dr Allbrook signs historic Somaliland agreement.

Somalilandpress has distilled some main stories making headlines across Somaliland this week (12 April, 2011).

Friday, 10 April: University of Hargeisa goes down under

University of Hargeisa (HoU) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Western Australia (UWA), for joint cooperation in the fields of medicine and health science. The agreement was signed by Professor Mubarik Ibrahim Aar and Emeritus Professor David Allbrook. The cooperation which is between the two Faculties of Medicine, covers teaching staff exchange, joint research, academic and health consultation, student supervision and training and lecture programs.

Following the signing, Mr Aar said this was exactly what his university needed while Mr Allbrook said he was proud of the agreement. Professor Allbrook has been working hard to establish this kind of project for several years now and has visited the country three times since 2009. Allbrook is no stranger to Africa, shortly after completing his medical and surgery degrees at University College London in the UK the country of his birth he was appointed as a senior lecturer in anatomy at the Makerere University College in Uganda. For over a decade he taught various medical subjects and held numerous positions across some of the leading institutions in Africa including the Ugandan Medical Association. Today, Allbrook is a member of more than eleven Australian and international organizations and his work is recognized internationally. He is part of a dedicated and pioneering team of Australian doctors and professors which include Dr Gary Hastwell, Dr Rod Thelander, Profesor Ian Puddey and Dr Graham Forward. They are here for a fortnight as part of their annual visit to Somaliland to help improve local health services and skills

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