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Edna Adan

  • Former First Lady of Somaliland
  • Women’s Rights Advocate
  • Foreign Minister

Edna Adan Ismail is one of the most influential women in Africa today. She is a talismanic figure whose life and work are an inspiration to people all around the world. Her long career in public service, which has seen her making lasting contributions in the fields of health, peace building and foreign affairs, has been marked by an exceptional devotion to advancing the cause of women.

Speaker Media

Walden University Commencement Speech
TEDx: If We Can Train Midwives in Somaliland, Everyone Can!
Fortune Magazine: One on One with Edna Adan
1,000 Midwives for Somaliland, 1 Million for Africa
Edna Adan Ismail Visits Direct Relief
Nicholas Kristof on Edna and Somaliland
Speech Topics
  • Women’s Rights

    Dr. Edna Adan discusses her role is bettering the lives of women in Somaliland while inspiring millions around the world ... View More

Edna's Blog

The Edna Adan Hospital Foundation
"Approximately 800 women die each day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. One out of every ten Som...

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