Meet with Edna Adan, Noon Brown Bag, Wednesday, February 8, Second floor Conference Room, Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley.
The Edna Adan Hospital Foundation was established to raise awareness about, and support the work of, the Edna Adan University Hospital, located in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The hospital trains midwives and other medical professionals to improve maternal health care and has also pioneered the campaign against the harmful practice of female genital cutting.
Edna Adan has been recognized internationally through the following awards: Legion of Honor from France; Honorary Doctoral Degree from University of Pennsylvania and the same from Clark University as well as from Ahfad Women’s University in the Sudan; President’s Gold Medal from University of Pretoria, South Africa, for her work on Human Rights; Inaugural recipient of the Renfield Award for her work on Global Health, from the University of Pennsylvania; and her name has been added to the Medical Mission Hall of Fame, University of Toledo.
In addition to her hospital, Edna Adan is a former First Lady and a former Foreign Minister of Somaliland, a peaceful country with a population of 4 million people that is located in the Horn of Africa and borders Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti.
Somaliland and neighboring Somalia have been described as the worst places to be a mother. According to Save the Children’s World Mother Report, Somaliland has a Maternal Mortality Rate of between 1,000 and 1,400 deaths per 100,000 live births. Mothers who gave birth in Edna’s hospital during the past 14 years faired 75 percent better than the national average.
RSVP to Laura Stachel email@example.com