The Sansom project drew together five partners, including Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide, to support, train and equip anaesthesia providers in Somaliland.
A Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference was held at the Edna Adan Hospital in the capital Hargeisa and attended by a total of 34 anaesthesia technicians. Entitled Anaesthesia for the Mother and Paediatric Surgical Patient in Somaliland – an update, the programme included lectures, practical workshops and case studies. This was the first ever anaesthesia conference held in Somaliland.
The conference was followed by a road trip to deliver and install new anaesthesia equipment in 10 hospitals across the country. A convoy of four trucks was headed by no less than Edna Adan, founder of the Edna Adan Hospital who has dedicated herself to transforming medical care for women in Somaliland.
Edna Adan said: “It is the first time Somaliland will have an anaesthesia machine and trained technicians in every region of the county. There has never been that. That is ground-breaking – it is a pioneering project.”
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