Our team in Somaliland is growing with the arrival of Dr. Merzouga, anesthetist, and Andre Jincq, logistician. As with other medical specialties, the lack of anesthesists remains a critical problem in Somaliland.
On the 28th of August the project to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the Kedougou region was officially launched.
From the 1th to 7th of July a fistula camp was carried out by Dr. Raassen in partnership with WAHA International, at St. Luke’s hospital, 140 km north-west of Bulawayo near the highway to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
In mid-July 2010, WAHA International started its first intervention in the area of Zinder, Niger. According to the most recently available data from World Health Organization in 2005, maternal mortality in Niger is the second highest in the world together with Afghanistan, after Sierra Leone.
WAHA International recently supported a fistula treatment and training camp in Mansoa, Guinea Bissau from July 21st-31st.
WAHA International will be participating in the 11th Conference of the African Society of Obstetric Gynaecology which will take place in Libreville, Gabon between the 22nd and 26th November this year.