Black Excellence: Dr. Hawa Abdi

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  • Dr. Hawa Abdi
  • Dr. Hawa Abdi
  • Dr. Hawa Abdi
  • Dr. Hawa Abdi
  • Dr. Hawa Abdi

A Woman of Firsts

Dr. Hawa Abdi has always been a caretaker. When her mother passed away, she raised her four younger sisters on her own. Although she shoulders so much heavy responsibility, her father made it his mission to make sure she was educated. With the help of a Soviet scholarship, she was able to study medicine in Kiev. She became Somalia’s first female gynecologist.


(Photo: hiiraan.com)

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