After 23 years of waiting, Somali woman’s face restored with 3D printer

In 2009, Edna Adan Ismail, Somaliland’s former first lady and former government minister and the founder of the only maternity hospital in Somaliland, appealed for medical assistance in the form of facial reconstruction in order to help Ayan heal the scars of war and regain her life. Five years later, Ayan was given hope when a team of medical specialists in Australia, led by Wesley Hospital oral and maxillofacial surgeon John Arvier, offered her help.
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