More often than not, women who contract obstetric fistula are abandoned by those they considered their closest relatives, including their life partners. Husbands who had promised to love their wives unconditionally, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow flee the scene when the women suffer from incontinence. Beyond their physical wounds, most women with fistula also suffer from a deep feeling of betrayal and abandonment. More generally, obstetric fistula is widely seen as a “women’s problem”. But during our last visit of WAHA’s Fistula Center in Assella, we met with a group of inspiring men: husbands by their wives’ side, fathers consoling their daughters, sons taking care of their mothers. Here is what they had to say.
Building on its acquired expertise and innovative accomplishments, WAHA has been gradually expanding its soundly functioning comprehensive programs.The Dollo Ado refugee camp
Nearly a week after the 2013 mHealth Summit in National Harbor, Maryland, I’m still reflecting on the many discussions I had with fellow grantees about their projects. It was especially interesting to speak with all 3 rounds of IWG Grantees, who were brought from all corners of the world by the mHealth Alliance to discuss successes, challenges and lessons learned at the Summit.By Mira Levenson, project officer for WAHA International
The quest to insure safe motherhood in Ethiopia might seem like a herculean challenge but encouraging results from the field has fueled WAHA Ethiopia's ongoing efforts.
It has been a pleasure to represent WAHA at the mHealth Summit 2013! Following a busy week of lectures, networking at our booth in the Exhibition hall, and learning about other mHealth ventures, I am happy to say that I am truly hopeful about the future of mHealth in medically underserved environments.
In the wake of continuous insecurity, unstable electricity and water supply, lack of hygiene and almost all other requirements needed to run a hospital, WAHA has taken on the challenging task of renovating and running the maternity ward at Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu.