Twenty-one women receive life-changing fistula surgery in Assela, Gondar, and Jima in Ethiopia.
Dr. Raassen and Dr. Mahendeka travelled to Nepal in May 2014 to provide surgeries to women suffering from obstetric fistula and conduct a fistula management workshop.
In early August, a team of maternal health experts from Mozambique met with WAHA's team in Ethiopia to share ideas about how to better manage and prevent obstetric fistula.
WAHA International is developing a community-based project to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The disease is disproportionately affecting women and having a devastating impact on maternal health in the affected countries.
As part of its Community Mobilization activities in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia, organized a meeting with pregnant women in the Bokolmayo refugee camp to raise awareness about important maternal health issues.
Community Maternal Health Advocates play an important role in raising awareness about maternal health issues, improving access to healthcare services, and preventing maternal and newborn deaths.