Walden U Commencement Speaker

Edna Adan was the keynote speaker for the 53rd Commencement Ceremony at Walden University. They are a graduating class of more than 6,000 students—representing all 50 U.S. states and 97 countries. She shared with the audience how education has been the center of...

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...
Facial Reconstruction Surgery for Ayaan

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...

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...
2013 Year-End Newsletter

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...

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...
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