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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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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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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