Fighting Fistula and FGM in Somalia | Aisha Omar | TEDxMogadishu




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Published on Nov 25, 2014

An award-winning doctor, Aisha has been leading an initiative to reopen the iconic Martini Hospital in Mogadishu. The hospital became home to over 1,000 families during the conflict in Somalia, including scores of veterans from the Ogaden war. One-third of the hospital facilities have been renovated over the past year, and Martini is set to partially re-open in November. Aisha has done all of this work as a volunteer, returning from Italy to play a critical part in restoring Mogadishu’s medical capabilities.

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