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The Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Somaliland Cares for Patients, Trains Midwives, and Advocates Against FGM

Half the Sky Movement

As domestic violence month comes to a close, Edna Adan writes about opening her maternity hospital, the health problems caused by female genital mutilation, and the importance of training midwives. "Once trained, the women can go back to their communities, empowered, competent, and vocal. This will save many lives in rural areas where doctors aren’t as common or are too far away in case of a medical emergency."

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