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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.