In early March, WAHA collaborator and traveling fistula surgeon Dr. Thomas Raassen carried out 35 complex fistula operations in Kasese District, Uganda.
Through a collaboration between FIGO and WAHA, an article entitiled “Need for a global obstetric fistula training strategy” was published on August 2012 in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
WAHA International continues to combat the high rates of maternal mortality and pregnancy related complications in N’djamena, Chad.
Dr. Sinan Khaddaj, Secretary General of WAHA International, is a co-author in the paper “Risk factors for obstetric fistula: a clinical review”, published in December 2011 in the International Urogynecology Journal.
In a recent interview at WAHA’s headquarters in Paris, expert fistula surgeon Professor Serigne Magueye Gueye shines light on the obstacles and successes of treating women with obstetric fistula.
Niger’s daily newspaper Le Sahel published back-to-back articles on WAHA International’s recent deployment of motorcycle ambulances to the country’s Ministry of Health.