Adna Aden Ismail was born in Hargaisa on 8 September in 1937. She was one the five children to born to her mother. Her father was a doctor.These five children, as mentioned two of them passed away at the time of delivery. When she was eight old, she underwent FGM which arranged by her mother and grandmother while her father was out of town for business trip. When he returned, he was so angry to them. Adna grew up, she trained as nurse and midwife in the United Kingdom, Borough Polytechnic to prevent other women from the FGM. Edna worked her way up the ladder of the civil service in what was then Somalia, becoming the first female director of the Ministry of Health. One of her quote says:“The fight against FGM has been the biggest battle of my life… and every moment of my life has been a battle. In 1980 Edna Adan began building a hospital in Somalia's capital of Mogdisho but was forced to leave the country due to the Somali Civil War in 1981. She returned to British Somaliland where she started her Maternity Hospital again in 2002. Edna Maternity Hospital currently works Hargaisa, Somaliland. Her hospital produced and trained Thousands of Women. She is heroine. She campains to stop FMG. She won 95 Percent.