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  • Dr. Amina Adan Mohamed (right) holds one of 37 malnourished infants awaiting treatment at her mother's hospital in Afgoye, Somalia. Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters are known throughout Somalia as healers and protectors who don't distinguish among clans, religions or political creeds. (Associated Press)

    Somali doctor saved by those she healed

    Dr. Hawa Abdi has treated sick and wounded Somalis since 1983, through famine and civil war, but Islamist rebels wrecked her life's work in one day in May last year. Within a week, she rediscovered an older, more civil Somali society that has survived despite the horrors that have beset her East African homeland.

  • From doctor's ordeal, a different view of Somalia

    Dr. Hawa Abdi has treated sick and wounded Somalis since 1983, through famine and civil war. But it only took one day for Islamist rebels to wreck her life's work.

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