New Dawn

Report May 16: Day 8 We witnessed a spectacular skyscape over Edna Hospital this evening as the sun set on another surgical camp. Plastic surgeon Dr Rhodes and Laura, his wife and surgical assistant, emerged from Operating Theatre Two after an intensive week catering to the needs of twenty-six patients who travelled from all parts of the Horn of Africa seeking treatment. Among the most dramatic...
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Suhayb’s Smile

Report May 15: Day 7 Day 7 of this month’s surgical camp, also the day of Dr. Bransford’s departure, got off to an even earlier start than usual. After providing life-changing surgery to thirty-three people from all corners of the Horn of Africa, there remained one young girl with hydrocephalus whose delicate condition necessitated two operations, back-to-back. Having supervised Drs. Shukri...
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Surgery Camp Winds Down

Report May 14 – Day 6 Today is Dr. Bransford’s last full day of surgery at Edna Hospital—at least for this visit. Time is also running out for our fundraising drive, which wraps up on Saturday. We really need your support if we’re going to continue to hold free surgical camps in the future.Yesterday Dr. Bransford and Dr. Shukri tackled the usual variety of patients. Two...
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Contribute to Maternal and Child Health in Somaliland

Report for May 13: Day 5 Originally posted - Girls’ Globe Over the past week, The Edna Adan Hospital has held surgery camps to improve the lives of mothers and children in Somaliland. A blog series on the hospital’s website highlights the work being done to provide much needed medical care for young babies who suffer from birth defects and life altering medical conditions. We’re excited...
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Surgery Camp Reaches Halfway Point

Report for May 12: Day 5 Dr. Bransford is halfway through his surgery camp, and normally we would be expecting the patients to be thinning out by now. However, Dr. Bill Rhodes and his wife/surgical assistant Laura, along with Thomas, their anesthetist, arrived this afternoon. A new crowd of families, many with children suffering from cleft lips or cleft palates, is gathering to see Dr....
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Surgery Camp Rolls Along

Report May for May 11: Day 4 Sunday was Mother’s Day in the US, but in Somaliland it was just another day at the office (or the operating theater) for our dedicated surgical team, who put in another full day of work, operating on patients suffering from hydrocephalus, spina bifida and hypospadias. We also had a young man brought in who had received a number of particularly nasty insect bites on...
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