On June 11, Edna Adan presided over a ceremony to present “midwife kits” to 40 recent graduates of the Community Midwife program. The midwife kits were generously donated by Direct Relief, a USA nonprofit organization. The kits contained infant and adult resuscitation sets, blood pressure cuff, various scissors and other instruments, kidney dishes, a baby scale and numerous other items. The kits are particularly crucial to the many midwives who are posted to remote regions of Somaliland and have no access to these items. Edna is aiming to train 1000 midwives.
The ceremony was held at the Red Sea Cultural Center and was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Health and UNFPA.
We would like to share some of our photos from the ceremony: