A Woman of Firsts : The Midwife Who Built a Hospital and Changed the World EPUB
â€˜The Muslim Mother Teresaâ€™ Huffington Post Winner of the 2023 Templeton Prize Imprisonment.
Mutilation. Persecution. Edna Adan Ismail endured it all â€“ for the women of Africa. Edna saw first-hand how poor healthcare, lack of education and ancient superstitions had devastating effects on Somalilandâ€™s people, especially its women.
When she suffered the trauma of FGM herself as a young girl at the bidding of her mother, Ednaâ€™s determination was set. The first midwife to practise in Somaliland, Edna became a formidable teacher and campaigner for womenâ€™s health.
As her country was swept up in its bloody fight for independence, Edna rose to become its First Lady and first female cabinet minister. She built her own hospital, brick by brick, training future generations in what has been hailed as one of the Horn of Africaâ€™s finest university hospitals This is Ednaâ€™s truly remarkable story.
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