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Edna Adan

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

Edna Adan is the director and founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. An activist and pioneer in the struggle for the abolition of female circumcision, she is also the president of the Organization for Victims of Torture. She previously served as Foreign Minister and First Lady of Somaliland.

The daughter of a well-known Somali medical doctor, Adan was born ... VIEW MORE

Speaker Media

Walden University Commencement Speech
TEDx: If We Can Train Midwives in Somaliland, Everyone Can!
Fortune Magazine: One on One with Edna Adan
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
Posted August 9th 2016
"Approximately 800 women die each day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. One out of every ten Som...

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