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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A Study of Female Genital Mutilation

If you are interested in reading about the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) from every angle, then you’ll definitely want to look at the Africa Journal of Urology. This entire issue is dedicated to FGM. “In line with the objectives of the Pan African Urological Surgeons’ Association (PAUSA) to give special concern to health problems in Africa, the editorial board of the...
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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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British Aid Money Goes a Long Way

British Aid Money Goes a Long Way in the Former British Somaliland Proctectorate Recently there’s been a lot of discussion in the media about how £480,000 (USD $744,400) worth of British humanitarian aid supplies found their way into the wrong hands in former Italian Somalia. Earlier this month, the United Kingdom Department for International Development acknowledged that its...
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Visit to Balligubadle Hospital

Those who follow our Blog will remember that last Spring we announced that one of Edna’s former students, Nimco Cabdillahi, was one of five young women to win a Half the Sky Movement/Students Rebuild Award. Nimco is a nurse-midwife from Hargeisa who has chosen to relocate the village of Balligubadle because of the need for healthcare workers in that area. In recognition of her...
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