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28.August

WAHA International prepares community-based project to respond to Ebola outbreak in West Africa

© US Center for Disease Control

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.

21.August

Pregnant Women Tea Talks: Raising Awareness about Maternal Health Among Refugee Populations

Pregnant Women Tea Talk

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.

14.August

Maternal Health Advocates: Working to Improve Maternal Health in Rural and Isolated Areas

Maternal Health Advocates

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.

11.August

Former fistula patients join hands to create the “Addis Hiwot Le Setoch” Association in Ethiopia

Addis Hiwot Le Setoch Association

On August 1, 2014 the first General Assembly for the Addis Hiwot Le Setoch Association, an association of women affected by obstetric fistula, was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

05.August

Zimbabwe: 14 women receive life-changing fistula surgeries

Dr. Ambaye Wolde Michael

Dr. Ambaye Wolde Michael, a world-renowned fistula surgeon and Medical Coordinator for WAHA International in Ethiopia travelled to Harare, Zimbabwe from July 7-12. She was able to perform surgeries for 14 women with obstetric fistula.

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