Somaliland: Australian Fundraiser for Edna Aden Hospital Foundation


Eliminating FGM one midwife at a time is the mission of Edna Aden in Somaliland

Somalilandsun-A WASHING machine does not seem like a luxury to most Australians, but across the Indian Ocean in a small but busy women’s hospital in Hargeisa the capital of East African nation of Somaliland, the need for this ordinary piece of machinery is great.
This was discerned by Ex-Australian MP Adele Carles during a stint of two months volunteering at the Edna Adan hospital in Somaliland, where the former Fremantle MLA saw first hand the good work the midwives and volunteers did in the war-torn area.
saw how the work of the hospital had reduced mother and child mortality rates in Somaliland and that Ms Adan was pushing for the end of female genital mutilation and for her It was a life changing experience that kind of shook out of her first world cocoon,”
The hospital’s need for two washing machines has led Ms Carles to hold a fundraising event in Fremantle this weekend with the help of performers such as DivaLicious and dancers from North Fremantle’s Dance Central.
The fundraiser will be held at Curtin Theatre from 6.30pm on July 16.
Tickets start from $20 and are available from Visit
Fremantle is a port city in Western Australia that’s part of the Perth metropolitan area and home to the former legislator who served at the Edna Hospital as a volunteer two months .