Hayad gets Heart Surgery

Hayad, a 7-year-old girl from here in Hargeisa, arrived in Dallas where she underwent a cardiac procedure not available in Somaliland. Hayad, who is under the care of our Dr. Matt Jones, suffers from Pulmonary Stenosis, a condition that obstructs the flow of blood to the lungs. As Hayad grows older, the condition will progressively impair her daily activities and may ultimately be fatal. ...
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Edna Hospital Busy at Ramadan

Ramadan began on June 29. In Somaliland, a lot of businesses, including some of the other local hospitals, shut down or reduce their hours as everyone fasts from dawn to sundown. Although the pace of life may slow down around us, at Edna Hospital, we’ve been keeping ourselves busy. With many health facilities short-staffed this month, we’re getting even more than our usual number...
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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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