Edna’s TEDx Video now available

Edna was invited to Geneva three weeks ago to address a TEDx conference where she spoke about Somaliland and the building of the Edna Hospital. She described how important is the training of midwives to the goal of reducing high rates of maternal and infant mortality. If Edna, beginning at the age of 60, in a war-ravaged and unrecognized country can accomplish her goal to build a hospital and...
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Every Woman Every Child Video

See below for a video of the entire Every Woman Every Child conference, a United Nations webcast. Following an address by the U.N. Secretary General and several prime ministers, Edna was featured in the third panel Game Changers. You may skip ahead to 1:34 to hear from Edna. The Every Woman Every Child Plenary event took place on Tuesday September 20, 2011, at the United Nations in New York...
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Video: Hospital’s Ever-Expanding Mission

“Originally intended to be a small, normal maternity facility…” In this video, Edna Adan relates how the mission of the hospital expanded from the original goal of serving expectant mothers. More than 10,000 babies have now been born at the Edna Hospital. In addition, the hospital treats everything from snake bite to war wounds. Turned out, there were not enough trained nurses,...
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Edna Interviewed (in French)

While Edna Adan continues her visit to Switzerland, as the guest of Voix des Femmes (Voices of Women), she was interviewed from the snowy capital city of Bern on television, in French. We are happy to note that Edna appears warmly dressed.Recommend on FacebookTweet about it...
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Watch Video of Edna Adan at CGI

The Clinton Global Initiative web site has made available video of the entire panel discussion PLENARY SESSION: INVESTING IN GIRLS AND WOMEN. Just click on the link and then click on WATCH NOW link near the photo of Edna Adan. At a time when the world finds itself on an unsustainable course, facing an increasing number of complex challenges for which traditional approaches are no longer...
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Video History of Somaliland

This brief video from the Voice of America features an interview with Edna Adan. “The people of the African republic of Somaliland voted in 1991 to become an independent nation. They argue that there are enough cultural, political and social differences between them and the people of Somalia to make Somaliland a separate country, as was the case briefly in 1960. But the world has not yet...
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A Stoning in Somalia

We are so pleased that the Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Nicholas Kristof has, once again, linked here from his Blog at the New York Times. A Stoning in Somalia “…Incidentally, for anyone interested in Somalia, there is a superb aid project in the northern breakaway republic of Somaliland: a maternity hospital run by Edna Adan, a former U.N. official who used her savings and...
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Somaliland Videos by Devin Foxall

Our friend Devin Foxall visited Somaliland and made this really marvelous video to introduce Edna, the hospital, and Somaliland itself. Edna speaks with Devin about the hospital, the civil war, and her sense of mission. Devin also takes his camera out into the streets to see what life is like now that peace and stability have come to Hargeisa. Here is Devin’s second video from...
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