Train 1000 Midwives

Following a bitter civil war with Somalia, the newly-independent Republic of Somaliland was left with, basically, no health care professionals. One goal of the Edna Hospital is to train 1000 midwives and return them to their communities where they can help to reduce the extremely high rate of maternal and infant mortality.

Funding Goal
$19245.92$30000.00
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Provide Surgery to Children Born With Malformations

Help us provide surgery to children who develop or are born with malformations. Many of these children get taken to traditional healers who exploit them to the full and when they fail to 'cure' the child, the parents get desperate and at times abandon the child because of their defects. The lucky ones are brought to Edna's Hospital and come from all corners of Somaliland or from neighboring Somalia, Djibouti or Ethiopia. All children are treated equally without any differences in the care we give them regardless of where they come from. The families are usually poor and have spent whatever they had on the child by the time they get to Edna's Hospital. Those who can benefit from surgery get their operation for free.

Funding Goal
$800.00$10000.00
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Using Solar Energy to Promote Safe Motherhood

Sporadic electricity compromises the ability of community midwives to provide safe, appropriate, and timely medical care. Midwives are forced to make treatment decisions without the benefit of necessary diagnostic tests. Obstetric procedures are conducted under grossly suboptimal conditions, and can have tragic consequences.

 

In collaboration with Connecther & We Care Solar, the Edna Adan University Hospital is poised to promote safe motherhood and reduce maternal mortality by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and medical devices using solar electricity.

Funding Goal
$5100.00$10000.00
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