International Day of the Midwife: Edna Adan

International Day of the Midwife is a day to observe the myriad health contributions midwives provide in their communities, helping women deliver safely and preventing injuries like obstetric fistula.

Edna Adan – Somaliland’s first certified nurse-midwife – has a dream to train and place 1,000 midwives throughout her country, helping to ensure safe delivery for as many women as possible.

We hope you will take a moment to watch these inspiring videos of Edna, discussing her work in her own words:

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