Last month 46 women received fistula surgery at Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, where WAHA has drastically increased maternal health activities and made profound advancements in facility renovations, personnel training, and access to medical supplies. WAHA's medical team also attended to three obstetric emergencies in September.
The mHealth Alliance and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) announced that WAHA International is one of the winners of the catalytic grants provided through the Innovation Working Group (IWG), in support of the Every Woman, Every Child movement.
WAHA International donated 26 motorbike ambulances last week to be distributed throughout Chad by the Ministry of Health. They were formally presented to the first lady of Chad, Ms. Hinda Déby Itno, during a ceremony at the Hôpital de la Mère et de l'Enfant in the capital of Chad, N’djamena.
WAHA-collaborator Professor Serigne Gueye carried out 7 fistula operations at the Foundation for Research on Women’s Health, Productivity and Environment, also known as BAFROW, in a recent visit to Banjul, The Gambia.
A research team from the University of California, Los Angeles supported by Johnson & Johnson and in collaboration with WAHA International recently conducted an in-depth study in Ethiopia and Senegal designed to improve the financial planning surrounding WAHA’s motorcycle ambulances.
On June 28, Mrs. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France’s Minister of Women’s Rights and Government spokesperson, joined Ethiopia’s Minister of Women, Children, and Youth Affairs, Her Excellency Mrs. Zenebu Tadesse, and WAHA International to celebrate the opening of the exhibition within the Ministry of Women’s Rights in Paris, France.