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Edna Adan: Somaliland’s Midwife

Video by Lorraine Chittock

Throughout Somaliland—the autonomous northern neighbor of Somalia—one name is associated more than any other with public health and education for women, especially midwifery and medical training: Edna Adan. From the hospital that carries her name to the villages where she is affectionately greeted as Edo (Auntie), Adan has helped her country recover from a civil war and inspired a rising generation of women leaders in public service, medicine, environmental conservation and even the arts.

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