Post-Graduate Students Training at Edna Hospital

Edna Adan University Hospital is pleased to welcome post-graduate medical students from Amoud University in Boroma. The students, who recently received their medical degrees from Amoud University, are part of Somaliland’s first Master-level medical training program. The program is a joint effort between Amoud University and SomDev and allows young doctors to continue their studies in the area...
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Dr. Eve Bruce Discusses her time at Edna Hospital

By Dr. Eve Bruce, February 21, 2013 I had read the statistics. We all have. I knew about the problems and the need. What I did not know was how generous the people are with their loving kindness ~ and their laughter. Awakening the first morning in Hargeisa at the Edna Adan Ismail Hospital to the sound of the Muezzin Call to Prayer, I peaked out the window where I sleep in the hospital....
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

A little story about how things get done. In Somaliland. And on the Internet. At Edna Hospital, we have been facing a problem of having too many newborn babies with breathing difficulties and those who are premature. As many as six infants occupy our our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at one time, but we have only one incubator, which is both unsafe for the babies and un-professional but we...
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Job Posting – Faculty Dean

Edna Adan University is looking for a qualified applicant for the position of Faculty of Nursing/ Midwifery & Public Health Dean in Hargeisa, Somaliland The applicant will be expected to be the executive head of the faculty concerned acting as the academic leader; s/he will be responsible for creating and implementing faculty strategic goals. The successful applicant will be responsible for...
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2012: A Full Year with no Maternal Deaths

The following article is written by Penny Armstrong to commemorate an entire year at Edna Hospital without any Maternal Deaths: The year 2012 has come to an end at the Edna Hospital and, thankfully, this is the first year that the hospital reports no maternal deaths. The statistics have been compiled. In and of themselves they are impressive, but it is the stories behind the statistics that...
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Somaliland: An Epic 4000 Kms Journey on Foot for Edna Hospital

Here is an article from the Somalilandsun celebrating the arrival in Hargeisa of Christopher Stansfield, who walked from Cairo in support of Edna Hospital. • “Yes I have indeed reached my final destination. It’s been a gruelling four months and couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome from Edna and everyone here at the hospital in Hargeisa. After seeing the hospital with my...
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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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Our Biggest Graduation Ever

On the 20th of October, we had the biggest ever number of students to graduate from our School. We graduated 139 students who consisted of Diploma Level Pharmacists and Laboratory Technicians, Certificate Level Laboratory Technicians and 15 General Nurses who graduated from a one-year course of Critical Care Nursing. The event was held at the Maansoor Hotel and was attended by the Director...
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21 Midwives Awarded Bachelor of Science Degrees

“Today was a big day in my life and a big day for Midwives and a big day for Somaliland! “My daughters – 21 of them! – graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Midwifery. “The President of Somaliland and other dignitaries were there for the total of 640 students who were graduating from Hargeisa University. Our sincere gratitude goes to the Friends of the Edna...
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Vote Now – Help get Edna Hospital an Ambulance

Edna Hospital, as you may be aware, is badly – urgently! – in need of a new ambulance. The old one is so unreliable that it cannot be sent outside of Hargeisa. When a life-and-death emergency threatens the life of a mother and her newborn baby, the hospital needs to be able to provide transportation wherever it is needed. Somebody is giving away a Ford Ranger and Edna has her mind set...
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Mothers Day 2012 Newsletter

Edna Adan Hospital was 10 years old on the 9th of March, 2012. During the past 10 years we delivered over 12,000 babies and treated over 14,000 patients. The achievement that we are most proud of is we have trained over 700 students, many of them in nursing and midwifery but also belonging to other disciplines such as laboratory technology and pharmacy technicians. Statistics $2000 is what we...
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International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

We at Edna Hospital have this week been host to team of doctors from International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) who are training 24 nurses and midwives in the use of ultrasound. This will contribute to saving countless lives. The team covered topics from How to Optimize Use of the Ultrasound, Early Pregnancy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Basic Fetal Measurements and The 6...
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