Year End Newsletter 2012

Year End Newsletter 2012

2012 has been another busy year which also saw the graduation of our first 21 midwives who obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Midwifery. As always, training of health workers remains our priority because without competent health workers, patients cannot be...
Newly Possible Surgeries

Newly Possible Surgeries

The newly-built Operating Theaters are being put to very great use at the Edna Adan University Hospital these days. The Kijabe Surgeon who operated on our patients returned from Borama to follow up on the patients. The five young Hydrocephalus patients have now gone...
First Operations

First Operations

Here is a followup to yesterday’s blog post announcing the opening of the two new operating theaters. We have photos of the first set of operations, including surgeries on five small children who suffered from Hydrocephalus. These were performed by two surgeons...
New Operating Theaters Open

New Operating Theaters Open

The following is a report by Edna Adan about the grand opening of the new Operating Theatres. Already, numerous surgeries have been performed. The past few days have been some of the busiest and also happiest days of my life: We opened the theatres and started...

Divorced at Age 10

Our friend Nicholas Kristof writes in today’s New York Times about a child-bride in Yemen – which is located very near to Somaliland – who was granted a divorce at the age of ten. She is now a best-selling author! Nujood’s memoir spent five...
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