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25.October

Obstetric fistula high on the agenda at the World Congress of Urology

Dr. Mulu Muleta doing a presentation on fistula

A lot of attention was given to obstetric fistula at the World Congress of Urology held in Morocco last week.

15.October

WAHA organised its first fistula camp in Eritrea

Fistula Camp in Eritrea

WAHA International organised its first vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) camp in Eritrea in June 2010. The intervention was implemented by WAHA International in co-operation with the Ministry of Health of Eritrea. The team was composed of Dr. Khaddaj, Prof. Gueye and Dr.  El Sayed.

14.October

Training manual for fistula surgeons finalised

Committee working on the training manual for fistula surgery

Until recently no up-to-date training manual for fistula surgeons existed. Over the past three years fistula specialists have been meeting to produce a competency based training manual for fistula surgery. The latest meeting has just ended in Morocco where the manual has been finalised.

11.October

WAHA has applied for the FACT Social Justice Challenge 2010!

Under the motto "Using mobile technology to reduce maternal death." WAHA International has applied for the FACT (The French American Charitable Trust) Challenge 2010.

08.October

WAHA to participate in World Congress of Urology

The International Urological Society (SIU - Société Internationale d'Urologie) annual congress  is being held in Morocco from the 13th to the 16th of October.

30.September

Awareness raising campaign on fistula launched in northern Cameroon

Banner announcing campaign to treat fistula

Twelve women with obstetric fistula have been operated on these past few days in Maroua. Meanwhile a public outreach campaign is informing the population that women suffering from fistula can come to Maroua  for treatment.

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