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 looked after as they should. For this reason, we have launched the Edna Adan University where 200 students have registered with us to...
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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 home, a week following the surgery to place shunts to drain the fluid from their brains. We also have photos of a breast surgery...
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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 and one anesthetist who are residing at the hospital for one week and working hard, putting the new facilities to good use. ...
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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 operations! 1. Opening. Ceremony was attended by the First Lady of Somaliland, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Religious...
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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 weeks as the No. 1 best-seller in France. It is being published in 18 other languages, including her own native language of...
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Ayaan Needs Facial Reconstruction

Here is the transcript of the forthcoming video where Edna Adan appeals to the world to get help for a young woman whose face was destroyed when she was shot – shot in the face when she was only two years old! I would like to speak to you about the case of Ayaan Osman, a child who was shot in the face when she was two years old during the Somali Civil War that Somaliland had with Somalia...
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