The Mission of the Edna Adan Hospital

Somaliland’s health care system was utterly destroyed by the civil war leaving the country with, among other problems, the highest rate of maternal and infant mortality in the world. It is a goal of the Hospital not only to train fully-qualified health care professionals but also to train and dispatch 1,000 midwives throughout the country.

Another very important goal is to fight the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which is endemic throughout this region.

In recognition of these achievements, among others, the hospital founder Edna Adan Ismail was awarded the French Legion of Honor, a French Knighthood, in 2002.

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