• More Than Ever, You're Needed

    by Sharan Abdul-Rahman, MD
    on Jan 30th, 2017

For the past several months, I have been planning a trip to Somaliland. Why? In 2014, I had the good fortune of meeting Dr. Edna Adan the founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital when she was in Philadelphia to received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing .

Somaliland has one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world. Additionally it is a country where the majority of young girls are subjected to female genital mutilation. It is Dr. Adan's goal to teach and train midwives to provide the much needed patient education and medical care. She needs our help.

I am travelling to Somaliland tomorrow. The events of this past weekend have raised concerns among my family and friends, as Somaliland is considered a part of Somalia by the US government. And Somalia is one of the seven countries which President Trump has banned refugees, immigrants and visitors from entering the US.

As someone who was borned in the US and has a US passport, I anticipate that I will be detained, questioned and eventually allowed re-entry into the US. Throughout this journey, I ask for your prayers. And I thank you for your support.

Dr. Rahman

FYI. Those interested in contributing to the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland can do so by going to https://www.crowdrise.com/edna-adan-hospital

Author Sharan Abdul-Rahman, MD

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