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Tanzania: WAHA supports surgery for 28 women with obstetric fistula in Mwanza

Patients celebrate after the last day of surgery

Dr Marietta Mahendeka and Dr Tom Raassen, WAHA’s collaborators and expert fistula surgeons, headed the team.


Somalia: WAHA to start a midwife training centre in Hanano Hospital, Mogadishu.

Midwives training at Hanano's hospital in Mogadishu.

WAHA joins UNFPA efforts to build local midwifery capacity and improve maternal health services.


Ethiopia: WAHA International deploys 26 motorcycle ambulances to improve maternal health

A newly assembled motorbike ambulance in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

The motorbike ambulances will help women in rural villages access health care services. They are deployed in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia.


Nigeria: National Fistula Project concludes intensive fistula training course for medical staff

Dr. Kees Waaldijk, chief surgeon of the Nigeria Fistula Project - Photo by Nina Alvarez / used with permission

22 doctors and 27 nurses were trained in the intensive obstetric fistula workshop under the direction of chief surgeon Dr Kees Waaldijk.


Somalia : WAHA improves Shelter for vulnerable families in Mogadishu

WAHA setting up tents in Rajo Camp

Over 470 ShelterBox were set up in camps and next to health centres.


Sudan: 86 women with obstetric fistula treated in Dr. Abbo's National Fistula & Urogynaecology Centre

Dr Eltayeb on a patient round

Patients coming from all over Sudan were treated from July to September 2011. The overall success rate of operations was of 86%.