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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Facial Reconstruction Surgery for Ayaan

Edna has traveled with Ayaan to Brisbane, Australia, where Ayaan will receive facial reconstruction surgery to restore her face which was injured during the Somali Civil War. Ayaan has lived all her life with a hole in the side of her face and now, after many years seeking help, she will undergo surgery this week to have the injuries repaired. This case has touched Edna deeply and she is so...
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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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