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Somaliland: third session of fistula surgery organised in Boroma Fistula Hospital

Operating theater at Boroma Fistula Hospital

In December  thirty-two women  from southern Somalia and Somaliland were operated on to repair post partum injuries, including obstetric fistula, in Boroma fistula Hospital of Somaliland.   


Ethiopia: training nurses on obstetric fistula

A training session at Assela, Ethiopia

Our partners in Assela School of Health in Ethiopia organized a training session for nurses from 31 different health centers from Arssi zone.


Somaliland: WAHA and Edna Adan Hospital partner to provide obstetric fistula surgery in 2011

maternity ward at Edna Adan Hospital.

During 2011 with the Edna Adan Hospital  we aim to provide surgical repair for 144 women suffering from obstetric fistula. This is in addition to other fistula  activities we have in Somaliland.


Niger: WAHA International to develop pilot project with the national breast cancer program

Profesor Harouna Yacouba from the national breast cancer programme

The project will include the implementation of a referral system so that any woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer will be able to access treatment in Niamey, including surgery where necessary.


Senegal: Sixty ‘community godmothers’ receive mobile phones to reduce maternal death in Kedougou

"community Godmothers "

“The community 'godmothers’ are helping to reduce delays women face in receiving medical care during labour,” said Dr. Sene, head of Kedougou medical region.


Mrs Edna Adan Ismail visits WAHA International

Madam Edna Adan Ismail in WAHA's office in Paris

During her recent visit to Paris in December, Mrs Edna Adan Ismail, one of WAHA International’s key partners in Somaliland took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some of our questions.