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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Australia Approves Ayaan’s Visa!

Edna is crying tears of joy and relief today. [See below for an update the next day, Jan 4!] After years of struggle and frustration, all now seems to be on track for Ayaan to travel to Australia for facial reconstruction surgery. Edna today received word that, on appeal, Australia has approved Ayaan’s visa so that she may now travel to Brisbane for the surgeries that are needed to repair...
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2013 Year-End Newsletter

We are amending our year-end newsletter to include these two late-breaking news items:  1) We are very pleased (but not surprised) to learn that Edna has been named among the 100 most influential Africans of 2013 by New African magazine.  Edna joins other notable figures such as Bishop Desmond Tutu; Mrs. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, first woman President of the African Union; Mo Farah Gold Medalist...
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Edna Adan Hospital Foundation Launch Event

Contact: Rukia Dahir Cell: (202) 680-0450 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2013 Former First Lady and Foreign Minster of Somaliland, Launches Edna Adan Hospital Foundation A US-Based Charity Backs Efforts to Decrease Maternal Mortality, Increase Training of Nurses and Midwives Washington, DC — Edna Adan, the founder of the Edna Adan University Hospital in Somaliland will be honored tonight...
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Edna Adan & Diane Lane Together Again

Inaugural National Nurses Speaker Series, 5K and Half Marathon Launched by Local Nurses The National Nurses Half Marathon, 5K and Health Institute Speakers Series is a milestone event in support of the best health, fitness and nutrition for our nurses, our community and our nation. This noble health initiative is being launched by nurses in Nevada and will be held October 11-13 at Red Rock Resort...
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Every Woman Deserves Obstetric Care Fit for a Queen

This article, written by Edna Adan, was first published in The Huffington Post. It’s been a little over a week since Britain’s royal family welcomed their newest addition to the world. Living to see Week 2 is a cause for great celebration here in the former British protectorate of Somaliland, as it is in many places where mothers and babies are lucky to survive childbirth. As a...
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