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05.August

Zimbabwe: 14 women receive life-changing fistula surgeries

Dr. Ambaye Wolde Michael

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.

10.July

Strengthening obstetric care coverage in rural Ethiopia

Participants gathered at midwife training session

WAHA International, in partnership with the Fondation Sanofi Espoir, conducted a training session for midwives in the Arsi zone in Ethiopia from June 2nd to June 22nd.

08.July

From Fistula Patient to Community Maternal Health Advocate: The Story of Mamar

Mamar, a former fistula patient who now works as a Maternal Health Advocate

“I think that people need information. There is usually nobody to explain to us properly what the risks of delivering all alone are. How are women supposed to know about safe motherhood practices? We need to tell them.” Mamar, 18, a former fistula patient who is now using her experience to teach others about safe motherhood practices.

11.June

WAHA International at the 30th Triennial ICM Congress in Prague

Dr. Mulu Muleta with a team of Ethiopian representatives at the ICM Prague 2014 PHOTO

On Tuesday June 3rd, WAHA International hosted a panel on obstetric fistula at the 30th International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress, which was held in Prague from 1- 5 June this year.

11.June

Twins x 2 in Dollo Ado refugee camp!

2 sets of twins delivered by emergency Cesarean section

May 2014 - A team of WAHA’s gynecologists helped deliver two sets of twins by emergency Caesarian section at the Bokolmayo Health Center, in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia, one of the largest refugee areas in the world.

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