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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.


Fistula repair for patients from Kedougou region in Senegal

Moussu, a fistula patient

Moussu has had fistula for ten years. Today she is in Kedougou hospital, ready to go to Tambacounda about three hours drive away, where she will be operated by Pr Serigne Gueye.


ISOFS: Preventing Women from Becoming Outcasts

Dr Kees' presentation during ISOFS Conference

“Preventing Women from becoming outcasts” was the main theme of the third annual conference of the International Society of Obstetric Fistula surgeons (ISOFS).


WAHA International participates in press conference on fistula in Dakar

press conference

Dr. Sinan Khaddaj, WAHA International’s secretary general participated in a press conference held in Dakar on the 6th of December.