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From Fistula Patient to Community Maternal Health Advocate: The Story of Mamar

Mamar, a former fistula patient who now works as a Maternal Health Advocate

“I think that people need information. There is usually nobody to explain to us properly what the risks of delivering all alone are. How are women supposed to know about safe motherhood practices? We need to tell them.” Mamar, 18, a former fistula patient who is now using her experience to teach others about safe motherhood practices.


WAHA International at the 30th Triennial ICM Congress in Prague

Dr. Mulu Muleta with a team of Ethiopian representatives at the ICM Prague 2014 PHOTO

On Tuesday June 3rd, WAHA International hosted a panel on obstetric fistula at the 30th International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress, which was held in Prague from 1- 5 June this year.


Twins x 2 in Dollo Ado refugee camp!

2 sets of twins delivered by emergency Cesarean section

May 2014 - A team of WAHA’s gynecologists helped deliver two sets of twins by emergency Caesarian section at the Bokolmayo Health Center, in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia, one of the largest refugee areas in the world.


Time for change: a new approach to treating obstetric fistula

Woman and child WAHA

Statement by President of Women And Health Alliance InternationalWorking together on new strategies to ensure that we can achieve fistula eradication as soon as possible and improve the wellbeing of women in some of the most disadvantaged places in the world.


WAHA International establishes continuous fistula care services in South Sudan

A new mother writhes in pain soon after delivery

Starting this week, WAHA International will be performing fistula repair surgeries in South Sudan


Healing the spirit, mind and body of women with fistula

New blankets and new smiles from the Assella Fistula Center

With support from the Ethiopia Fund, WAHA has completed renovation works and the installation of a resting area and garden facilities at the Assella Fistula Center, with the objective of providing a more comfortable and functional environment for patients and personnel.