The first patients were operated in the newly established fistula center at the Jimma University Hospital in Ethiopia.
Thirty-seven women suffering from obstetric fistula underwent surgical repair in October during an 11-day fistula camp in a hospital in Sumbawanga, Tanzania.
A lot of attention was given to obstetric fistula at the World Congress of Urology held in Morocco last week.
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.
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.
Under the motto "Using mobile technology to reduce maternal death." WAHA International has applied for the FACT (The French American Charitable Trust) Challenge 2010.