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  • President's statement

    "We cannot accept that today women still die in the act of giving birth."

     

    The September 2000 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were a bold step towards improving the health of women and children around the world, especially in developing countries, where their needs are most acute.


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  • OUR MISSION

    Our mission - waha international
    We partner with African and Asian midwife associations, university teaching hospitals, medical specialists and health authorities in order to implement innovative solutions which address the most immediate problems women face when trying to access healthcare services.


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  • OUR OBJECTIVES
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  • MATERNAL HEALTH

    Mother and child EthiopiaEach day 800 women die worldwide from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, while millions more suffer from post partum injuries.

    Developing countries account for 99%  of all maternal deaths, with nearly three fifths of the maternal deaths occurring in  sub-Saharan Africa alone.


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  • OBSTETRIC FISTULA
  • BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER
  • The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation

    The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation was created in October 2010 by Sanofi to leverage more than 15 years of commitment to international solidarity.

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  • Gondar University Hospital - Ethiopia
  • Adama University (Assela School of Health) - Ethiopia
  • Jimma University Teaching Hospital - Ethiopia
  • AMREF - African Medical and Research Foundation
  • Campaign to End Fistula - UNFPA
  • International Society Of Fistula Surgeons - ISOFS
  • The Senegalese Initiative for Fistula Eradication
  • The Nigeria National Fistula Project
  • The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
  • United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Authority
  • The Fistula Foundation - USA
  • The Senegalese Ministry of Health and Prevention
  • African Midwives Research Network
  • LIRASEF - Cameroon
  • Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon
  • University Hospital of Yaounde (CHUY) - Cameroon
  • National Midwife Association of Cameroon
  • University of Hargeisa - Somaliland
  • Edna Adan Maternity and Teaching Hospital - Somaliland
  • Boroma Fistula Hospital, Somaliland
  • National Midwife Association of Benin
  • University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal
  • Chaîne de l’Espoir - France
  • The Grand Yoff General Hospital, Senegal
  • The Central Maternity of Zinder, Niger
  • PRINCE Health Foundation - India
  • Who’s Recruiting Direct
  • Dr Abbo's National Fistula & Urogynaecology Center - Sudan
  • AORTIC - African Organisation for Research & Training in Cancer
  • FIGO – The International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.
  • Médecins du Monde
  • International Hospital Federation (IHF)
  • Etihad Airways
  • The Ethiopia Fund
  • ShelterBox
  • Ethiopiaid Australia Foundation
  • The Guri Foundation

NEWS

  • 23.May

    WAHA International in Ethiopia: the fight against obstretric fistula continues

    On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of obstetric fistula, on May 23, WAHA International and its partners in Ethiopia organized an official ceremony in Gondar Hospital, to mark the end of a new campaign of operations of women recruited in the most remote villages of the region.

17.September

Ebola: "We must be careful not to cause panic"

Conakry, Guinea

WAHA International's Director of Operations talks to "Libération", a French newspaper, about the international community's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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22.June

Senegal

WAHA International in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Senegal and the Fistula Foundation has launched a project to treat obstetric fistula and reduce maternal mortality and morbidities in the region of Kedougou.
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20.November

“I developed a fistula after my fourth pregnancy”

Mariama is from Guinea. She developed a fistula after her fourth pregnancy. If she recovers from the surgery, she hopes to have more children in the future.

24.June

Gondar, Ethiopia

16.October

The special bond between a fistula patient and her surgeon

Hanna, our Fundraising Assistant in Ethiopia, recently accompanied Dr. Ambaye Wolde Michael to our Fistula Center in Jimma. She tells us about the inspirational trip in her latest blog piece.

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