Former Republic of Somaliland Official Visits School of Nursing

0
Saturday February 25, 2017 - 23:08:12 in by Abdikarim Saed Salah
  • Visits: 397
  • (Rating 0.0/5 Stars) Total Votes: 0
  • 0 0
  • Share via Social Media

    Former Republic of Somaliland Official Visits School of Nursing

    Hargeysa (Horseednews.com) Former foreign minister and former first lady of the Republic of Somaliland, Edna Adan Ismail, visited Cal State Fullerton's School of Nursing

    Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on Digg Share on Stumbleupon Share on Delicious Share on Google Plus

Hargeysa (Horseednews.com) Former foreign minister and former first lady of the Republic of Somaliland, Edna Adan Ismail, visited Cal State Fullerton's School of Nursing

Former foreign minister and former first lady of the Republic of Somaliland, Edna Adan Ismail, visited Cal State Fullerton's School of Nursing Feb. 2 to learn best practices from its midwifery program and exchange ideas for improving women's health around the world.

During her visit, Ismailtoured the nursingsimulation laboratory and met with faculty members and students. Professors Stephanie Vaughn and Ruth Mielke learned of the Edna Adan Hospital Foundation's work to provide reconstructive and restorative surgeries and train nurses and midwives throughout Somaliland.

Ismailexpressed her desire to train 1,000 midwives in Somaliland, where she said one in 11 children dies in infancy and nearly 4,000 women die in childbirth each year. She attributes this high mortality rate to the civil war, which caused the death or departure of nearly all the country's health care professionals.

A nurse midwife and women's health advocate, Ismailalso is passionate about reducing the incidence of female genital mutilation, a practice that 98 percent of women in Somaliland experience as young girls.

Tag Cloud

Source: http://news.fullerton.edu


Leave a comment

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip