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Spreading the word on WAHA's work

The team took this photo while visiting the Health Center in Dabat, Gondar, Ethiopia.

“Programs like WAHA's are vital when you consider the fate that currently befalls these courageous women, children and families” (Kirk Koening). “I suddenly realized that these women received very little respect other than the care they received at the Fistula Center” (Kelly Yee).


Somalia: 46 women receive surgery in September

The patients had chat with the night nurse, as they did their exercises along the ward corridor in Banadir Hospital.

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.


Improving maternal healthcare in Senegal with support from Mobile Health Alliance and Norad

'Community godmothers' in Kedougou Senegal proudly receive mobile phones.

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.


Chad: WAHA donates 26 motorbike ambulances

The first lady of Chad, Ms. Itno, receives the keys to 26 motorbikes from WAHA's head of mission in Chad, Mr. Younoussa.

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.


The Gambia: WAHA surgeon supports holistic fistula care project in Banjul

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.


Field study helps WAHA pursue motorcycle ambulance scale-up

Researchers visited Senegal and Ethiopia to better assess the needs of rural communities.

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.