Kaiser Family members Foundation. Kaiser Health Information, an editorially independent information service, is a program of the Kaiser Family members Foundation, a nonpartisan healthcare policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. ABC News profiles former U.N. Diplomat responsible for building first maternity hospital in Somalia ABC Information profiles Edna Adan, a 75-year-old former U.N. Diplomat responsible for building the initial maternity hospital in her nation of Somalia. ‘I could possess retired and lived somewhere else in the world, but I think I’d have found it tough to live with myself,’ Adan told ABC News, according to the news services. In 1991, she ‘cashed in her pension from the Globe Health Organization, sold most of her belongings and jewelry – – including her favorite car, a Mercedes – – and spent $300,000 of her own money to create a hospital,’ the news headlines service writes.The acquisition provides Abbott with a presence in the growing area of nonsurgical treatment for structural cardiovascular disease, where physicians use catheter-based gadgets to repair or replace basic structural components of the center such as mitral and aortic valves. The agreement contains an upfront payment of $320 million in cash, plus yet another payment upon completion of particular regulatory milestones, for a total of up to $410 million. ‘The acquisition of Evalve provides Abbott with leading technology in the emerging field of minimally invasive center valve repair and further broadens Abbott’s medical devices portfolio,’ stated John M.