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Somalia: “Our greatest success was to share clinical skills with local staff”

Dr. Victor Kwasi conducted surgeries and training during his stay at Banadir Hospital.

Two gynecologists, Dr. Victor Kwasi and Dr. Mvuama Guylain, joined the medical team at WAHA’s maternity ward in Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, in October 2013. They performed numerous obstetric surgeries and attended to various post-partum complications.


WAHA’s motorbike ambulances distributed in 19 countries

The motorbike ambulances can improve access to emergency obstetric care and reduce maternal mortality.

WAHA’s innovative motorbike ambulances are being distributed in 19 countries this month. The ambulances have already been deployed in eight Caribbean countries and five countries in Africa, namely Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon and Malawi.


Capacity building for midwives in Ethiopia

WAHA will turn this building into a training center for midwives.

WAHA is extending its activities in the area of Assela in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, focusing on capacity building among midwives and improving their working environment. Activities will include accelerating healthcare and delivery conditions, and strengthening referral systems with mobile phones and motorbike ambulances.


Spreading the word on WAHA's work

The team took this photo while visiting the Health Center in Dabat, Gondar, Ethiopia.

“Programs like WAHA's are vital when you consider the fate that currently befalls these courageous women, children and families” (Kirk Koening). “I suddenly realized that these women received very little respect other than the care they received at the Fistula Center” (Kelly Yee).


Somalia: 46 women receive surgery in September

The patients had chat with the night nurse, as they did their exercises along the ward corridor in Banadir Hospital.

Last month 46 women received fistula surgery at Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, where WAHA has drastically increased maternal health activities and made profound advancements in facility renovations, personnel training, and access to medical supplies. WAHA's medical team also attended to three obstetric emergencies in September.


Improving maternal healthcare in Senegal with support from Mobile Health Alliance and Norad

'Community godmothers' in Kedougou Senegal proudly receive mobile phones.

The mHealth Alliance and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) announced that WAHA International is one of the winners of the catalytic grants provided through the Innovation Working Group (IWG), in support of the Every Woman, Every Child movement.