Friday, February 6 was International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Over 140 million women and girls alive today have undergone some form of FGM, also known as Female Genital Cutting (FGC). FGM results in many health-related and life threatening complications for the women who are forced to undergo this practice. Facts:Read More
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation (EAHF) is currently seeking a highly motivated and skilled Market Research Analyst to support marketing efforts by collecting and analyzing data and information that is valuable to achieving our strategic communication initiatives. This position would be ideal for candidates interested in contributing to EAHF’s mission to end preventable child and maternalRead More
An Update from Thomas Kraemer at the Edna Adan University Hospital Fifty prospective Post-Basic Midwives sat for the written portion of the qualifying examination on Sunday. Monday, the students underwent the clinical portion of the exam (the evaluation process consists of a written examination and a clinical examination, each worth 40% of the total grade,Read More
Today is Universal Health Coverage Day, a day to advocate for universal health coverage to be a cornerstone of the sustainable development agenda and a priority for all nations. Healthcare is a necessity everywhere, but it’s especially important to advocate for healthcare in developing countries. Maternal healthcare can present a lot of difficulties, especially whenRead More
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation post ‘Fighting Maternal and Infant Mortality in Somaliland’ was featured in the Huffington Post via Girls Globe.
Edna was invited by Somaliland First Lady Amina Weris to serve on the country’s delegation for the first Girl Summit in London on July 22, 2014. The event, co-hosted by the UK Government and UNICEF, was aimed at mobilizing domestic and international efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child, early, and forced marriageRead More
Somaliland’s leading lady for women’s rights: ‘It is time for men to step up’ Edna Adan has dedicated her life to building her country’s first maternity hospital, and campaigning against FGM. Now she is looking for new allies in the fight against gender violence Alexandra Topping theguardian.com, Monday 23 June 2014 02.00 EDT Edna AdanRead More
Edna Adan Ismail is honored to have been awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Pennsylvania at UPenn’s 258th commencement ceremony and she has been named the inaugural recipient of the Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health from UPenn’s Nursing School which includes a grant in the amount of $100,000 inRead More
The 5th Annual Women in the World Summit was held in New York City on April 3-5, 2014. Day 2 of the summit included a panel discussion “Breakthrough in the Fight Against Maternal Mortality” which was moderated by Soledad O’Brien and included Edna Adan Ismail, Director of Edna Adan University Hospital, along with Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck, and Princess Sarah Zeid. This is Edna’s 2nd appearance as a panelist in this summit. All three panelists play a major role in combating maternal mortality.
Nora Yussuf Sultan Ali volunteered at Edna Hospital for 7 weeks in early 2012. She is a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University, having majored in Public Health Studies. Prior to attending law school in the fall, she wanted to spend time volunteering abroad. She thought the best place for her experience would be atRead More