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Ethiopia: New fistula treatment centre opens in Jimma University

Patient ward at the Fistula Center in Jimma Hospital

The first  patients were operated in the newly established fistula center at the Jimma University Hospital in Ethiopia.


Eleven day fistula camp conducted in Sumbawanga, Tanzania

Fistula Camp in Tanzania

Thirty-seven women suffering from obstetric fistula underwent surgical repair in October during an 11-day fistula camp in a hospital in Sumbawanga, Tanzania.


Obstetric fistula high on the agenda at the World Congress of Urology

Dr. Mulu Muleta doing a presentation on fistula

A lot of attention was given to obstetric fistula at the World Congress of Urology held in Morocco last week.


WAHA organised its first fistula camp in Eritrea

Fistula Camp in Eritrea

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.


Training manual for fistula surgeons finalised

Committee working on the training manual for fistula surgery

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.


WAHA has applied for the FACT Social Justice Challenge 2010!

Under the motto "Using mobile technology to reduce maternal death." WAHA International has applied for the FACT (The French American Charitable Trust) Challenge 2010.