In early August, a team of maternal health experts from Mozambique met with WAHA's team in Ethiopia to share ideas about how to better manage and prevent obstetric fistula.
WAHA International is developing a community-based project to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The disease is disproportionately affecting women and having a devastating impact on maternal health in the affected countries.
As part of its Community Mobilization activities in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia, organized a meeting with pregnant women in the Bokolmayo refugee camp to raise awareness about important maternal health issues.
Community Maternal Health Advocates play an important role in raising awareness about maternal health issues, improving access to healthcare services, and preventing maternal and newborn deaths.
On August 1, 2014 the first General Assembly for the Addis Hiwot Le Setoch Association, an association of women affected by obstetric fistula, was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Dr. Ambaye Wolde Michael, a world-renowned fistula surgeon and Medical Coordinator for WAHA International in Ethiopia travelled to Harare, Zimbabwe from July 7-12. She was able to perform surgeries for 14 women with obstetric fistula.