Research and Community Services
The Department of Research and Community Services
at Amoud College of Health Sciences - ACHS, regularly organizes such volunteering work in the local community. All the services and medication used during the trip is fully funded by and paid for by Amoud University. The medical experts that come along for the trips are volunteers who dedicate themselves to helping Amoud University CHS to achieve its vital responsibility in making a difference in the local community.
Amoud University has developed a research policy which is intended for both internal and external users within and outside the University.
The policy puts emphasis on provision of research opportunities, quality and ethics in research and innovation, efficiency and effectiveness in coordination and management of research at Amoud University. Amoud University commits itself to establishing, maintaining, and protecting an enabling research environment that promotes innovation, production, domestication and stimulating exchange of ideas within the University community and with the outside world.
The involvement of humans as research subjects shall be governed by procedures consistent with established international standards espousing the principles of respect, beneficence and justice. Research activities will address the salient problems constraining development initiatives in Somaliland/Somalia and to advance knowledge about health through research in all areas related to health care including basic science, clinical science and studies related to the cultural and behavioural aspects of medicine, methods for the delivery of health care and medical education.
Amoud College of Health Sciences has carried a number of researches relevant to the prevailing problems of our communities especially in the training community’s sites and has taken the necessary steps to intervene the results of these researches. The researches were on malnutrition, immunization, causes of diarrheal diseases, disposal of wastes and its effect on these communities.
There is now a change in Somali lifestyles which has actually increased the non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke and a number of researches on these diseases are now going to formulate how to prevent.
It is designed in a way to secure healthy condition for the people resident in the selected sites and the students come into contact and become familiar with the communities they will work for after the completion of their education. Two sites were chosen (one urban and one of a gropastorlist) so that the students understand the pattern of the diseases in different geographical locations.