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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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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Report from Volunteer at Edna Hospital

Judith Thompson is an Australian nurse, trained in London, who was actually born in Hargeisa. She came back in order to volunteer at Edna Hospital, and here is her report on her time spent with us. She brought along her husband, Dr. Rod Thompson an orthopaedic surgeon; a bunch of medical supplies from Australian Doctors for Africa; and enough money to fund the construction of our new Radiology...
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