“It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act.”
– Dalai Lama XIV
Volunteer at the Edna Adan Hospital Foundation
There are many ways in which you can join our cause. Volunteers are an important part of our team.
Together, We Can:
- Eradicate Female Genital Mutilation(cutting)
- Dramatically Reduce Maternal and Infant Mortality in Somaliland
See what our past volunteers shared about their experience:
Volunteer at the Edna Adan Hospital in Hargeisa
We have had many volunteers – 117 at the last count – who come during the summer for varying lengths of time and with different interests. We are always looking for medical doctors – particularly OB/GYN’s – and for nurses who can help us teach our student nurses.
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 Unit.
Dr. Eve Bruce Discusses her Time at Edna Hospital
I had read the statistics. We all have. I knew about the problems and the need. What I did not know was how generous the people are with their loving kindness ~ and their laughter.
Nora Yussuf Sultan Ali – Profile of a Volunteer
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 at Edna Hospital.