On July 20th, 2011, the United Nations declared famine in several regions in the Horn of Africa. A year on, Doctors of the World & WAHA International re-opened Dadaab hospital in Kenya after having refurbished and rehabilitated it.
Our team in Mogadishu was happy to meet Hamdi again, a young woman they had treated in Somaliland for obstetric fistula and who recently came to our maternity in Mogadishu to give birth.
From January to March 2012, 72 women were treated at Dr Abbo’s National Fistula and Urogynaecology Center in Khartoum.
Each country will receive in a few weeks 26 motorcycle ambulances each.
Since 2011 WAHA International has been supporting the Centre for Reproductive Health and Fistula Repair in Chad where Micheline works .
In total 40 women were operated by Dr Tom Raassen and Dr Marietta Mahendeka