Community Midwives Take the Stage

Community Midwives Take the Stage

By Sarah Winfield Picture the scene: the stage is set with a mountain of bright orange boxes piled to the right, each bearing the words ‘Midwifery Kit’. In the centre stands a sign carved with ‘Hargeysa Cultural Center’, behind which hangs a poster proudly announcing...

Slowly and Steadily, Somaliland Builds its Health System

Lancet – May 30, 2015 by Sharmila Devi Somaliland has made impressive gains in strengthening its health services, but substantial challenges remain for the unrecognised nation. Sharmila Devi reports from the capital Hargeisa. Somaliland—a self-declared republic...

New Dawn

Report May 16: Day 8 By Sarah Winfield We witnessed a spectacular skyscape over Edna Hospital this evening as the sun set on another surgical camp. Plastic surgeon Dr Rhodes and Laura, his wife and surgical assistant, emerged from Operating Theatre Two after an...
Suhayb’s Smile

Suhayb’s Smile

Report May 15: Day 7 By Sarah Winfield Day 7 of this month’s surgical camp, also the day of Dr. Bransford’s departure, got off to an even earlier start than usual. After providing life-changing surgery to thirty-three people from all corners of the Horn of Africa,...
Surgery Camp Winds Down

Surgery Camp Winds Down

Report May 14 – Day 6 Today is Dr. Bransford’s last full day of surgery at Edna Hospital—at least for this visit. Time is also running out for our fundraising drive, which wraps up on Saturday. We really need your support if we’re going to continue to hold free...
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