John Drysdale: Lifelong Friend to Somaliland

John Drysdale: Lifelong Friend to Somaliland

We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of John Drysdale, who passed away yesterday. John was a British citizen who first came to British Somaliland Protectorate in 1943 as a young Lieutenant during the Second World War, and who lived in...
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Kate Grant, CEO of the Fistula Foundation asks why a million women worldwide still suffer the preventable and treatable condition of fistula. Answer: lack of healthcare infrastructure, especially proper obstetric care and...

Somaliland in Drought on World Water Day

Generosity means sharing the last drops of water with your baby sister during the ongoing drought in Somaliland… Only about one-third of the Somaliland population has access to safe drinking water. In recent months, devastating drought exacerbated by El Nino weather...

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...

Edna Adan at first Girl Summit in London

Edna was invited by Somaliland First Lady Amina Weris to serve on the country’s delegation for the first Girl Summit in London on July 22, 2014. The event, co-hosted by the UK Government and UNICEF, was aimed at mobilizing domestic and international efforts to...
Community Midwife Training Program Expands

Community Midwife Training Program Expands

Everyone who’s familiar with Edna and her work knows about Edna’s dream of training 1,000 Community Midwives to be deployed throughout Somaliland. This past week, we took a big step toward making that dream a reality. Community Midwives are healthcare...
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