On the first ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, WAHA International celebrates the global gains in fistula care by launching The Strength to Survive, a collection of artwork that shines light on the strong and courageous women who combat fistula in Ethiopia.
Surviving the First Day, the 14th annual State of the World’s Mothers report released earlier this month by Save the Children, examines first-day death rates of babies in 186 countries and maternal and child healthcare in 176 countries.
Inaugurated only last year, the Mogadishu Midwifery School has already enrolled dozens of students and has become a reliable midwife training program in Somalia.
WAHA International’s Secretary General Dr. Sinan Khaddaj joined other leading fistula treatment advocates at FIGO’s London offices for the Fistula Initiatives Partner Meeting.
In early March, WAHA collaborator and traveling fistula surgeon Dr. Thomas Raassen carried out 35 complex fistula operations in Kasese District, Uganda.
Through a collaboration between FIGO and WAHA, an article entitiled “Need for a global obstetric fistula training strategy” was published on August 2012 in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.