Aamin Ambulance is a 24 hour, free ambulance service in Mogadishu – the only one of its kind Aamin Ambulance was founded by a dentist called Dr .Abdulkadir Abdirahman Aden, who returned to Somalia during the war in 2006 to find no health services. Aamin Ambulance was co-founded by an economist called Mr. Mohamed Farah, who worked with humanitarian agencies and public sector. Dr. Abdulkadir was inspired by Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of Edhi Ambulances in Pakistan.
Since then, the team has grown to 35 nurses, paramedics and drivers Until 2017, Ambulance Service was part of AAMIN ORGANIZATION (formerly known as Aamin Voluntary and Relief Organization (AVRO), a registered civil society non-profit organization providing Health, Education (providing community training for the youth such carpentry, mobile repair, and tailoring workshops & rehabilitation of public schools), Job Placement/Employment, & Food Security and Livelihood. In 2017, the Board of Directors (BoD) decided to de-link AAMIN Ambulance from AAMIN Organization, but still under the umbrella of AAMIN ORGANIZATION.
AAMIN is registered as AAMIN Ambulance and is an independent entity under the supervision of the Board of Directors and has its own Director and management staff with an expanded role that included community prevention, response and recovery.
The operational capacity of AAMIN AMBULANCE is LOW. Their ambulances are 20 years old and they have little functioning medical equipment. None of the Aamin Ambulances are equipped and personnel have a low level of training in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). The provision of basic training and equipment will therefore have a significant increase in the operational capacity of Aamin to respond to incidents.