Happy Mother’s Day!

Report for May 10: Day 3 All of us at Edna Hospital would like to wish all the mothers in the US and the rest of the world a Happy Mother’s Day. We’re celebrating by providing free surgery to handicapped children with various congenital and acquired conditions. Please consider honoring a mother by helping to fund life-changing surgery for someone’s child. Yesterday was our first full day of...
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Patients Arriving for Surgery Camp

Report for May 9: Day 2 Dr. Bransford arrived on schedule yesterday morning, and activity is already picking up. It looks like we have 20-25 patients and their families at the Hospital already, and we know from past experience that patients will continue to turn up all week. In a typical week at Edna Hospital, Dr. Bransford and Dr. Shukri will treat 30-35 patients, some of whom require more than...
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Surgery Camp Set to Begin Today!

May 8th Report: Day 1 Everyone at Edna Hospital is eagerly awaiting Dr. Bransford’s arrival today. It’s a long trip from the US, but with only six days of surgery scheduled, there’s no time to rest. Families have started to arrive at Edna Hospital. Those who have friends or relatives in Hargeisa may move in temporarily, while others bring sleeping mats with them and lie on the floor of the...
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Surgery camp for Children with Birth defects and Disabilities to begin May 8

At Edna Hospital, we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of Dr. Dick Bransford, who’s scheduled to arrive on May 8.  Dr. Bransford is a “retired” surgeon who currently lives in the United States.  We use the term retired very loosely, because Dr. Bransford comes to our Hospital 5 or 6 times a year to hold surgery camps for children with birth defects and other conditions (okay, Dr....
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Solar Power Brightens Edna Hospital

It’s springtime in Hargeisa, and if things are looking bright, that’s because Edna Hospital is now running on solar power.  Forty solar panels were recently installed on the roof of one of the Hospital’s auxiliary buildings, and we’re now generating our own electricity, at least while the sun is shining.  And the sun shines a lot in Somaliland. As you might imagine, electricity is one...
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Entrance Examination for New Class of Community Midwife Students

On October 22, 2014, the entrance examination was held for the new class of Community Midwife students. These students will replace the previous class, which graduated last February. There were approximately 100 candidates for this popular training program.The entrance examination was held in two locations simultaneously – at Edna Hospital in Hargeisa as well as in two locations in...
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