Report from Volunteer at Edna Hospital

Judith Thompson is an Australian nurse, trained in London, who was actually born in Hargeisa. She came back in order to volunteer at Edna Hospital, and here is her report on her time spent with us. She brought along her husband, Dr. Rod Thompson an orthopaedic surgeon; a bunch of medical supplies from Australian Doctors for Africa; and enough money to fund the construction of our new Radiology...
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Inspired to Make a Difference in Maternal Health

by Sarah David Originally published to The Huffington Post As a registered nurse, I love to connect with my patients on a human level, positively impact their health, and empower them through education. It is rewarding to interact with patients and see their physical and mental health improve. But I’ve always wondered if there was more I could do beyond the walls of a hospital. Then a...
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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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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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An Epic Journey to Somaliland

Explorer Christopher Stanfield is embarking on his most profound adventure to date… Trekking over land and sea, across the vast barren desert of north east Africa, from Port Sudan down through the Red Sea to Djibouti, across the immense Djibouti terrain descending into the rugged mass of Somaliland, continuing on to his final destination Edna Adan’s Maternity hospital. This world...
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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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Ayaan to receive Facial Reconstruction Surgery in Australia

Update March 26, 2013 Australia has refused to grant a visa to Ayaan to enter the country for medical treatment. We are utterly dismayed.Those of you who have been following Edna’s work for a long time will be aware of her efforts to find help for Ayaan who, as a small child, was shot in the face Somaliland’s war to regain its independence. A web site, HelpAyaan.org, was created,...
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Half the Sky Website Launches

The Half the Sky website is now live at www.halftheskymovement.org! Half the Sky’s Facebook page is at www.facebook.com/halftheskymovement As you may know, we are involved in a project called Half the Sky based on the book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Today the book becomes a movement as Half the Sky launches a new website to share stories of women and girls overcoming...
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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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Ask Edna

United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) has published to her web site, Off The Sidelines, a page of Questions and Answers, questions from her Book Club members addressed to Edna Adan. The goal of Sen. Gillibrand’s group is to make more women aware of the need to be involved in the decisions that affect their lives every day and to let women know that their voice matters, to give them...
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A French Doctor’s Perspective

The following is written by a volunteer at the Hospital, Dr. Brigitte Herant Dunais. A link sent by my son – I have no idea how he came across the Edna hospital website – prompted me to apply as a volunteer for the month of October 2011, an experience I do not regret. This was an opportunity to discover Somaliland, its people, its history and its plight as it strives to obtain recognition...
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Friends of Edna 12th Anniversary

A special ‘Thank You’ to the Friends of the Edna Adan Hospital on the occasion of the 12th Anniversary of the formation of the Friends of the Edna Adan Hospital who have been our longest and strongest supporters, even before the hospital was opened in 2002. We all remember when in 2000, the hospital was still under construction and just a shell with no roof, no doors and no windows....
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