Dr Marietta Mahendeka and Dr Tom Raassen, WAHA’s collaborators and expert fistula surgeons, headed the team.
WAHA joins UNFPA efforts to build local midwifery capacity and improve maternal health services.
The motorbike ambulances will help women in rural villages access health care services. They are deployed in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia.
22 doctors and 27 nurses were trained in the intensive obstetric fistula workshop under the direction of chief surgeon Dr Kees Waaldijk.
Over 470 ShelterBox were set up in camps and next to health centres.
Patients coming from all over Sudan were treated from July to September 2011. The overall success rate of operations was of 86%.