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The Resource A woman of firsts : the midwife who built a hospital and changed the world, Edna Adan Ismail with Wendy Holden ; with assistance from Lee Cassanelli

A woman of firsts : the midwife who built a hospital and changed the world, Edna Adan Ismail with Wendy Holden ; with assistance from Lee Cassanelli

Label
A woman of firsts : the midwife who built a hospital and changed the world
Title
A woman of firsts
Title remainder
the midwife who built a hospital and changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Edna Adan Ismail with Wendy Holden ; with assistance from Lee Cassanelli
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An incredible true story 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 First 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 82 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.'
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NZLEP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ismail, Edna Adan
Dewey number
618.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Holden, Wendy
  • Cassanelli, Lee,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ismail, Edna Adan
  • Midwives
  • Women politicians
  • Politicians
Label
A woman of firsts : the midwife who built a hospital and changed the world, Edna Adan Ismail with Wendy Holden ; with assistance from Lee Cassanelli
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066032001
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008305352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1110506162
Label
A woman of firsts : the midwife who built a hospital and changed the world, Edna Adan Ismail with Wendy Holden ; with assistance from Lee Cassanelli
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066032001
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008305352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1110506162

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