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Afghanistan: Dr. Ambaye from WAHA International provides training on fistula repair in partnership with the UNFPA

Dr. Ambaye in the operating theatre during a training session in Kabul

Dr. Ambaye is providing surgical skill training of obstetric fistula for six obstetricians and gynaecologists who have already received training on basic fistula repair.


WAHA International to start fistula care programme in Guinea

Dr. Fatouma with the head of the medical faculty and the dean of Conakry University in Guinea.

Dr. Fatouma Mabeye, WAHA’s medical coordinator is currently in Guinea to see how WAHA can support with the treatment of obstetric fistula.


Somaliland - 15 women with post partum injuries successfully operated this week in Hargeisa

A nurse checking a patient recovering from surgery

The treatment was organised  and implemented by WAHA international and Edna Adan hospital with the collaboration of expert surgeon Dr Esam Gaafer from Sudan.


WAHA International to organise conference for East African Midwives on their role in eliminating obstetric fistula

A similar conference for midwives in west and central africa was held in May 2010

Planned for April 2011, the conference aims to mobilise midwives from east African countries in the prevention and early treatment of fistula.


Somaliland: WAHA trains medical students at the Amoud University Medical School in Borama

Students listen to a lecture before carrying out practical exercices

This week WAHA International is carrying out a 4-day training course in epidemiology and its applications to public health for 50 nurses and medical students.


Zambia: WAHA supports obstetric fistula surgery for women in Katete

Dr. Tom Raassen with patients and hospital staff in St. Francis Hospital, Zambia

In January, WAHA's collaborator, Dr Tom Raassen carried out a four day fistula repair and training session in eastern Zambia.