Services of Edna Adan Hospital

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Mother with new Baby

Mother with new Baby

 

Since the existing Public Maternal and Gynaecological facilities were over-crowded, ill-equipped and under-staffed, the establishment of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital has provided much needed Reproductive Health Care to meet the requirements of the expanding population of Hargeisa and in the rest of Somaliland.

The Hospital was designed to be run according to strict internationally accepted standards of Maternal and Child Care. With the services and supervision that is carried out by highly qualified Medical, Midwifery and Nursing personnel, it is possible to provide patients with the type and quality of personalized care that women and their babies everywhere have a right to expect.

It is gratifying to note that during the short time that the hospital has been functional, the facility has become a referral hospital for obstetrical emergencies. Cases with severe complications have been received from a wide geographical area in the Horn of Africa, including from all parts of Somaliland, Somalia, as well as from the 5th Region of Ethiopia.

The Maternal Mortality Rates of those patients referred or admitted to the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital from March 2002 to 31 July 2010 has been dramatically lower than the national rate. At 41 deaths out of 9822 women who were delivered during this time period, Edna Adan Maternal Hospital has a MMR of 41.73/100,000.

With continued training of personnel, and with better equipment and supplies, we are confident that we can reduce this figure even further.

 

Umbilical hernia

Umbilical hernia

 

 

Cleft lip patients

Cleft lip patients

 

 

Triplets

Triplets

 

 

Newborn needing oxygen

Newborn needing oxygen

 

 

After surgery

After surgery

 

 

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others'?"

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others’?”

 

 

Mother and son

Mother and son

 

 

Oxygen for newborn

Oxygen for newborn

 

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