On the 3-8th May, WAHA International will be undertaking an Obstetric Fistula Surgical Mission at Mary Immaculate Dor Mapuordit Hospital in South Sudan, in collaboration with Dr. Tom Raassen. During the fistula camp, Dr. Tom Raassen will operate many women, but he will also provide theoretical background information on fistula repair and train and supervise local surgeons.
Dr. Essam Elsayed, WAHA surgeon, has arrived in Somaliland and he is currently making an assessment of the materials that we will need for the fistula camp in Edna Hospital which will start on May 1.
WAHA International is proud to announce that Dr. Mulu Muleta received yesterday "at the ATHENA Leadership Summit" in Chicago the 2010 International ATHENA Award for her work as a world renowned fistula surgeon and passionate supporter of the campaign to end fistula.
Yesterday, Dr. Kees Waaldijk, President of the International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons (ISOFS) and leading figure in fistula surgery was at WAHA International office in Paris to talk about the next steps of our partnership. In collaboration with WAHA International he operated on his own over 225 patients in Nigeria in the last two months.
WAHA International is working in one of the three camps that has been set up in Yemen for internally displaced persons who are fleeing from the recent conflict. There are around 9,000 displaced people currently living inAl Marzak II camp.
On 19 March 2010, a conference on obstetric emergencies started in Yaounde, Cameroon, co-organised by the Association of Midwives in Cameroon and WAHA International.