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Assessing Factors that Impact Maternal Health Outcomes in Maroodijeh Region, Somaliland

October 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Ifrah Abdi is a Certified nurse-midwife and graduate of Edna Adan University Hospital in Somaliland. Ifrah has worked at Edna Adan University Hospital as a midwife for the past 18 years. In Somaliland, Ifrah trains traditional birth attendants in rural villages to help improve outcomes during pregnancy and childbirth. Ifrah presently serves as the Associate Dean of Nursing at Edna University Hospital and is a recent graduate of the Masters in Global Health Delivery Program at Harvard Medical School. Ifrah’s thesis project at HMS assessed factors that impact maternal health outcomes in Somaliland. Ifrah’s vision for Somaliland is the end of preventable maternal deaths by ensuring women can access care at every stage before, during, and after pregnancy.


October 20, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard Global Health Institute