A Woman of Firsts: The midwife who built a hospital and changed the world

by Edna Adan Ismail, Wendy Holden

On Sale: 10/15/2019

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A Woman of Firsts: The midwife who built a hospital and changed the world

by Edna Adan Ismail

On Sale: 10/15/2019

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The astonishing story of a daughter, campaigner, First Lady and nurse

SIMPLY A MIDWIFE is the inspirational story of a remarkable daughter, nurse and First Lady. The indomitable Edna Adan Ismail survived imprisonment, persecution, and civil war to become a pioneering politician, a leading light in the World Health Organisation, and a global campaigner for women’s rights.

The eldest child of an overworked doctor in the British Protectorate of Somaliland, Edna was the first midwife in Somaliland, she campaigned tirelessly for better healthcare for women and fought for women on a global stage as the first female Foreign Minister of her country. But mixing with presidents and princes, she still never forgot her roots and continued to deliver children and train midwives – a role she has to this day.

At 81 years old, she still runs what is hailed as the Horn of Africa’s finest university hospital where she trains future generations and still delivers babies.

After all – as she puts it – she is ‘simply a midwife.’

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008305345
  • ISBN 10: 000830534X
  • Imprint: HQ
  • On Sale: 10/15/2019
  • Pages: 280
  • List Price:34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BISAC2 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Women in Politics
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists
  • BISAC4 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
  • BISAC5 : MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics

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