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03.September

Providing Fistula Care in Nepal

Dr. Thomas Raassen and Dr. Mohan Chandra operate a patient suffering from obstetric fistula

Dr. Raassen and Dr. Mahendeka travelled to Nepal in May 2014 to provide surgeries to women suffering from obstetric fistula and conduct a fistula management workshop.

01.September

Delegation from Mozambique visits WAHA’s team in Ethiopia

Delegation from Mozambique with WAHA's team in Ethiopia

In early August, a team of maternal health experts from Mozambique met with WAHA's team in Ethiopia to share ideas about how to better manage and prevent obstetric fistula.

28.August

WAHA International prepares community-based project to respond to Ebola outbreak in West Africa

© US Center for Disease Control

WAHA International is developing a community-based project to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The disease is disproportionately affecting women and having a devastating impact on maternal health in the affected countries.

21.August

Pregnant Women Tea Talks: Raising Awareness about Maternal Health Among Refugee Populations

Pregnant Women Tea Talk

As part of its Community Mobilization activities in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia, organized a meeting with pregnant women in the Bokolmayo refugee camp to raise awareness about important maternal health issues.

14.August

Maternal Health Advocates: Working to Improve Maternal Health in Rural and Isolated Areas

Maternal Health Advocates

Community Maternal Health Advocates play an important role in raising awareness about maternal health issues, improving access to healthcare services, and preventing maternal and newborn deaths.

11.August

Former fistula patients join hands to create the “Addis Hiwot Le Setoch” Association in Ethiopia

Addis Hiwot Le Setoch Association

On August 1, 2014 the first General Assembly for the Addis Hiwot Le Setoch Association, an association of women affected by obstetric fistula, was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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