Somaliland: The RaiseForWomen Challenge


By: Dr Edna AdanDr Edna Adan

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun – We’re excited to let you know that the Edna Adan University Hospital has been invited to participate in The RaiseForWomen Challenge a fundraising campaign being launched by The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation and Half the Sky Movement that focuses on women’s causes like ours.

Here is an article by Arianna Huffington announcing the Challenge. The RaiseForWomen Challenge: Investing in Women Who Change the World

The charity that raises the most throughout the Challenge will receive an additional $25,000 contribution from the Skoll Foundation. Second place gets $15,000 and third gets $10,000. We’re doing this to raise money, but beyond fundraising, this is a great chance to help spread the word about all the great work being done at the Edna Adan University Hospital.

Did you know that:

• A normal delivery costs around $30. We’ve delivered over 14,000 babies since 2002! We treated an additional 15,000 sick patients suffering from various conditions, many needing surgery.

• Training a community midwife costs $200/month. Since 2002, we have trained over 150 General Nurses with an additional 60 in training; 100 Senior Midwives; 66 Community midwives and with 42 in training now; 100 Laboratory Technicians; and 150 Pharmacists.

• A fistula surgery costs about $550. Over 300 women have had fistulas repaired, thanks to our doctors and partners. We have performed over 5000 operations of various kinds including C. sections.

To donate now, please Clich here and give whatever you can. Every donation makes a difference, no matter how small!

Please Email CrowdRise if you have any questions at all and they will help solve everything.

Thanks so much for your support!

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