Source of Funding and Partners
Fees are structured to ensure that the Hospital is kept at full capacity. Fees charged to patients are kept to an absolute minimum in the spirit and in the letter of a non-profit earning institution. Very poor patients are treated free of charge.
- The overhead running costs are met with the addition of a subsidy obtained through the rent collected from shops that are part of the Hospital complex and which are situated on a main commercial road.
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations High Commission for Refugees have assigned doctors and Nurses to our hospital on long-term assignments of over one year each to work in our hospital, help us train our staff and students, and also assist us with the treatment of UN or other International staff who are treated at our hospital.
- UNHCRUnited Nations High Commission for Refugees has supplied our hospital with a new ambulance in 2001 which is old now but still works.
- A second used ambulance has been donated by an individual benefactor and a water tankerSee photo at right has also been donated by another benefactor.
- Laboratory Reagents and Laboratory supplies are received on a regular basis from the World Health Organization (WHO).
- UNICEF has supplied our hospital with supplies and equipment when we opened the hospital in 2002.
- Danish Refugee Council supplied us with a much-appreciated Electric Generator in 2002 and it still works.
- Our hospital also treats the staff and families of international organizations working in Somaliland as well as staff and families of companies such as Daallo Airlines, Telesom and Telecom companies.
- Additionally, financial shortfalls which occur on a regular basis, are covered by donations from Edna Adan Ismail as well as from generous donations contributed by supporters through the ‘Friends of the Edna Hospital Charity’ in the USA.
- The British Charity ‘Oxford House in Bethnal Green‘, as well as ‘THET’ Tropical Health and Education Trust, UK, through Kings College Hospital, supports the hospital through Scholarships and training to staff and students being trained at the hospital.
- A Government Grant of US$5000 was received for the Training Department of the hospital during 2003, and the same amount was received during 2004.
- Funding support has been received from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the training of the first and second groups of trainee Community Midwives
- Direct Relief/USA has been providing us with much-appreciated hospital supplies on a regular basis
- Australian Doctors for Africa have been visiting our hospital once or twice each year in order to train our students and medical students from Hargeisa University.
- The Fistula Foundation has supported us with the extension of our existing small operating theatre and will be supplying us with equipment to equip one of the two new theatres. The Fistula Foundation has also supported us with funds to conduct training for nurses and midwives in the pre and post operative care of women with Obstetric FistulaRead more at Wikipedia.
- Nooleynta Narurada Mustaqbalka, a Norwegian non-governmental organization has been assigning nurse tutors to help us with the training of our students.
- Smile Train (through AMREF Nairobi) has been sending doctors to perform surgical repairs of Cleft Lips and Palates on several occasions.
- WAHA International has sent us a team of doctors to perform the surgical repair of Obstetrical Fistulae and other obstetrical operations.
- Other support has come from the United Kingdom’s Ethiopiaid, and the Department for International Development (DFID).
- In the first phase, the Hospital was designed to be a Maternity Hospital. Because of necessity and demand from the community, the hospital services were expanded to accommodate paediatrics, adult medical male and female patients. As a result the hospital has incurred additional running costs as well as food, beds, equipment and staff.
- The hospital has become a referral institution for people from Somaliland as well as from neighbouring countries like Somalia and Ethiopia. Consequently, many patients are from poor families that are unable to pay the fees required for medication, hospitalization and surgical operations.
The poor financial circumstances of the society have great impact on the sustainability of the hospital; therefore improved socio-economical development of the people of Somaliland in general could enable the hospital to become self sufficient in the future.