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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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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