(Medeshi)-The Current State of Health Care in Somaliland and Activities of the Edna Adan University Hospital ; a talk given by Edna Adan Ismail.
Edna Adan Ismail has had a long and distinguished career in the healthcare sector and with Somali health issues. A nurse-midwife by training, she worked for many years for the World Health Organisation and was involved in mother and child health and in the prevention of harmful traditional practices. In 2002 she opened the Edna Adan Hospital which was the first mother-child teaching hospital to be established in Somaliland. The hospital has been instrumental in rebuilding the health care sector, which was completely destroyed during the civil war of 1988-1991. Edna has also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somaliland (2003-2006) and has been a major figure in Somaliland’s post-conflict transition.
Tuesday 18 September
12:30 – 2:00
London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine
Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT
All are welcome!
Sponsored by the Bloomsbury Somali Studies Group and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine