Hayad gets Heart Surgery

Hayad, a 7-year-old girl from here in Hargeisa, arrived in Dallas where she underwent a cardiac procedure not available in Somaliland. Hayad, who is under the care of our Dr. Matt Jones, suffers from Pulmonary Stenosis, a condition that obstructs the flow of blood to the lungs. As Hayad grows older, the condition will progressively impair her daily activities and may ultimately be fatal. ...
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Edna Adan at first Girl Summit in London

Edna was invited by Somaliland First Lady Amina Weris to serve on the country’s delegation for the first Girl Summit in London on July 22, 2014. The event, co-hosted by the UK Government and UNICEF, was aimed at mobilizing domestic and international efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) within a generation.First Lady Weris stated that...
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Edna Hospital Busy at Ramadan

Ramadan began on June 29. In Somaliland, a lot of businesses, including some of the other local hospitals, shut down or reduce their hours as everyone fasts from dawn to sundown. Although the pace of life may slow down around us, at Edna Hospital, we’ve been keeping ourselves busy. With many health facilities short-staffed this month, we’re getting even more than our usual number...
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Mothers Day 2014

‘Guri aan hooyolahayni waa lama degaan‘ ‘A home without a mother is like a desert’ ~ Somali Proverb Our best wishes to all mothers today wherever they may be because in Hargeisa, Somaliland, we celebrate and honor all mothers. It’s already been an eventful year for Edna Adan and the Edna Adan University Hospital – and it got even more remarkable when,...
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Congratulations to Rahma

Rahma Hoodo, who has been with Edna Adan University since November 2012, has been accepted into a post-graduate program at Oxford University. Rahma will be leaving us at the end of the summer to pursue a Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Education. Everyone here is proud of her achievement. Rahma was born in Hargeisa, but she and her family moved to Cardiff, Wales when she was...
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Community Midwife Training Program Expands

Everyone who’s familiar with Edna and her work knows about Edna’s dream of training 1,000 Community Midwives to be deployed throughout Somaliland. This past week, we took a big step toward making that dream a reality. Community Midwives are healthcare workers who receive two years of training in basic midwifery and nursing skills. They are recruited from all over the country with...
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