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.
Maternal Mortality Rate of the 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 and has been 41 deaths out of the 9822 women who were delivered during that period , or who were referred to the hospital after being delivered elsewhere. This makes the MMR for the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital 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.