International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

We at Edna Hospital have this week been host to team of doctors from International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) who are training 24 nurses and midwives in the use of ultrasound. This will contribute to saving countless lives.

The team covered topics from How to Optimize Use of the Ultrasound, Early Pregnancy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Basic Fetal Measurements and The 6 Steps of Doing an Obstetrical Ultrasound. Torbjørn and Alfred ended the morning with a live demo on a young pregnant woman (G8P7!).

As 22 patients had showed up early for the hands on training scheduled for the afternoon, lunch was taken in rotation as we moved directly from the lectures to the practical scanning. Four stations were set up in the Outpatient Clinic area of Edna’s University Hospital and each Trainee had a chance to do a scan as well as observe their colleagues do scans.

The training program is now complete and the diplomas were handed out this morning to all of the graduates. More photos will appear in this space soon. Please visit the ISOUG Blog for much more detailed information about the vitally important training program. This is the second time that ISUOG has conducted their training program here at Edna Hospital. A third training program is planned for about 8 months from now.

ISUOG Blog about Somaliland

Following the presentation of diplomas, Edna spoke to all of the assembled thanking them for their important work (whether as trainers or as health care workers) and expressing how valuable it is for the future of the Somaliland people. She was interrupted briefly by a phone call – a crisis requiring a solution from her. Edna’s work is never done!


  1. Masha Allah, thank you so much Adna and every one that helped us and we do appreciated there help and support

  2. Great job mashallah … Hopefully will take part of it next time inshallah with everything I can

  3. khadija

    Keep up Edna
    Great job

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