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By SomalilandPress On Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Somaliland: One Woman at a Time

The Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Somaliland Cares for Patients, Trains Midwives, and Advocates Against FGM My hospital, the Edna Adna Hospital took a lifetime to be born. The idea of building it has been with More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Somaliland:Introducing ‘Barefoot Midwives’

Edna Adan has always loomed larger than life to me, both on the screen and on the small but growing pulpit that she uses to reach people as the founder of the first maternity hospital in Somaliland. I saw her the More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Somaliland: Edna Adan Ismail: A Somali Inspiration

Born in Hargeysa in 1937, Edna Adan Ismail is one of Somaliland’s most prominent public figures. From 1954 to 1961, she studied in Britain – the first Somali woman to do so – to become a nurse and midwife. More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Maternal Health Poses Another Major Challenge for Somalia

MOGADISHU — Two decades of civil war in Somalia have made the country one of the most dangerous places in the world for a woman to give birth. The World Health Organization says Somalia has one of the highest More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, March 13th, 2010

SOMALILAND: Somaliland’s Healer of Women

Edna Adan Ismail had wanted to build a hospital since she was 11 years old. Today, her facility in Hargeisa saves women’s lives every day—and has reduced the maternal mortality rate by one-fourth. As an More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, March 7th, 2010

SOMALILAND: Edna at Women in the World Summit

Edna Adan will visit New York City next weekend to participate in the Daily Beast’s Women in the World Summit and she will appear on one of the panels. The following is from Tina Brown, editor of The Daily Beast Now, More...