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  • President's statement

    "We cannot accept that today women still die in the act of giving birth."

     

    The September 2000 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were a bold step towards improving the health of women and children around the world, especially in developing countries, where their needs are most acute.


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  • OUR MISSION

    Our mission - waha international
    We partner with African and Asian midwife associations, university teaching hospitals, medical specialists and health authorities in order to implement innovative solutions which address the most immediate problems women face when trying to access healthcare services.


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  • OUR OBJECTIVES
  • OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
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  • MATERNAL HEALTH

    Mother and child EthiopiaEach day 800 women die worldwide from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, while millions more suffer from post partum injuries.

    Developing countries account for 99%  of all maternal deaths, with nearly three fifths of the maternal deaths occurring in  sub-Saharan Africa alone.


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  • OBSTETRIC FISTULA
  • BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER
  • Close collaboration with local public health facilities

    Whenever possible we work in support of and in close collaboration with local public health facilities and in partnership with the local and national health authorities.

    We believe that strengthening health systems to deliver better services is an integral part of improving health outcomes and ensuring the long-lasting impact and sustainability of our programs. This is why our projects aim to address each of the six key building blocks of a health system: service delivery, human resources, medicines and technology, financing, information and community networks, whilst also recognizing the importance of leadership and governance.


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NEWS

  • 07.December

    Greek Islands: WAHA upscales its response for refugees

    With the help of the Greek Health Ministry and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), WAHA International has set up from September 2015 a response of basic primary healthcare in the Greek Islands receiving an influx of asylum seekers from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

  • 28.December

    VOA reports about WAHA's work in Zimbabwe

    Devastated Zimbabwe Women Fully Recover After Free Fistula Operations.
    The WAHA program that co-sponsored the surgeries is part of a five-year national campaign to end obstetric fistula in Zimbabwe.

  • 07.January

    Guinea declared Ebola free

    The World Health Organization has declared Guinea free of Ebola at the end of 2015. The deadliest Ebola outbreak on record is thought to have originated from Guinea nearly two years ago. And WAHA International just received a special Testimony of Satisfaction from Guinea's Ministry of Health for its involvement against the disease.

  • 11.February

    Implementation of actions against Zika virus outbreak in Grenada.

    In order to provide urgent solution to the epidemic caused by Zika virus, WAHA is deploying a mobile laboratory on the island of Grenada in the Caribbean. This device enables to perform diagnostics on local populations and monitor the spread of the virus.

30.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.
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22.June

Senegal

WAHA International in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Senegal and the Fistula Foundation has launched a project to treat obstetric fistula and reduce maternal mortality and morbidities in the region of Kedougou.
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20.November

“I developed a fistula after my fourth pregnancy”

Mariama is from Guinea. She developed a fistula after her fourth pregnancy. If she recovers from the surgery, she hopes to have more children in the future.

24.June

Gondar, Ethiopia

16.October

The special bond between a fistula patient and her surgeon

Hanna, our Fundraising Assistant in Ethiopia, recently accompanied Dr. Ambaye Wolde Michael to our Fistula Center in Jimma. She tells us about the inspirational trip in her latest blog piece.

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