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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Amin, age 6, Recovers from Devastating Accident

UPDATED April 22, 2014 Amin is a six-year-old boy who was hit by a car last fall. He suffered a fractured pelvis and a severe laceration on his right thigh. Unfortunately, the facility that treated him stitched up the laceration without properly cleaning the wound. When Amin came to us, the wound site was necrotic and he was in grave danger. Update: We’re happy to report that Amin, the...
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Vacancy Announcements

Edna Adan University Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland, has job openings in two areas, as described below. 1) We are looking for an experienced Manager who will be responsible for the hospital’s new Intravenous Fluids Production Plant and who would be required to be on-board as soon as possible for the procurement of the machinery and their installation.Specific requirements would be...
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Facial Reconstruction Surgery for Ayaan

Edna has traveled with Ayaan to Brisbane, Australia, where Ayaan will receive facial reconstruction surgery to restore her face which was injured during the Somali Civil War. Ayaan has lived all her life with a hole in the side of her face and now, after many years seeking help, she will undergo surgery this week to have the injuries repaired. This case has touched Edna deeply and she is so...
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