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The Strength to Survive: WAHA celebrates International Day to End Fistula with an art series from Ethiopia

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.


Assessing the State of the World’s Mothers report: a look at this year’s findings and where WAHA stands in efforts to improve healthcare

"The report highlights just how critical the first day of life can be for women and their infants."

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.


Quality education for quality midwives: the Mogadishu Midwifery School

The Mogadishu Midwifery School's second 18-month training program is well underway.

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 participates in Fistula Initiatives meeting

Fistula care experts, advocates, and sponsors are coming together to improve fistula treatment.

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.


Uganda: Dozens of complex fistula cases treated at Kagando Hospital

Dr. Raassen performs surgery throughout Africa, including Zambia, Uganda, and Tanzania.

In early March, WAHA collaborator and traveling fistula surgeon Dr. Thomas Raassen carried out 35 complex fistula operations in Kasese District, Uganda.


FIGO-WAHA publication in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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.