WAHA - Women and Health Alliance International http://www.waha-international.org/ 15/07/2014 1 Mobilizing the community to unpack myths about pregnant women’s health http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1727&languages=ENG Interview of Hamdia Mohammed, a Community Educator in the Bokolmayo refugee camp in Ethiopia. ]]> 15/07/2014 - 00:00 Strengthening obstetric care coverage in rural Ethiopia http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1726&languages=ENG 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. ]]> 10/07/2014 - 00:00 From Fistula Patient to Community Maternal Health Advocate: The Story of Mamar http://www.waha-international.org/?testimonies=1723&languages=ENG “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. ]]> 08/07/2014 - 00:00 From Fistula Patient to Community Maternal Health Advocate: The Story of Mamar http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1725&languages=ENG “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. ]]> 08/07/2014 - 00:00 WAHA International at the 30th Triennial ICM Congress in Prague http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1714&languages=ENG 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. ]]> 11/06/2014 - 00:00 Twins x 2 in Dollo Ado refugee camp! http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1715&languages=ENG May 2014 - A team of WAHA’s gynecologists helped deliver two sets of twins by emergency Caesarian section at the Bokolmayo Health Center, in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia, one of the largest refugee areas in the world. ]]> 11/06/2014 - 00:00 Time for change: a new approach to treating obstetric fistula http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1713&languages=ENG Statement by President of Women And Health Alliance Working together on new strategies to ensure that we can achieve fistula eradication as soon as possible and improve the wellbeing of women in some of the most disadvantaged places in the world. ]]> 25/05/2014 - 00:00 WAHA International establishes continuous fistula care services in South Sudan http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1712&languages=ENG Starting this week, WAHA International will be performing fistula repair surgeries in South Sudan ]]> 17/04/2014 - 00:00 15 ans avec une fistule obstétricale: l’histoire de Mariam http://www.waha-international.org/?testimonies=1709&languages=FRA « Le jour où j’ai appris que ma fistule a été réparée, je me suis sentie revivre pour la deuxième fois de ma vie. Désormais, Je vais reprendre une vie normale comme toutes les femmes devraient le faire » lance Mariam Douka dans la salle de repos du Centre de Santé Reproductive et de Réparation de la Fistule à N’Djamena, Tchad. Mariam Douba 45 ans Tchad ]]> 12/03/2014 - 00:00 Living with fistula for 15 years: the story of Mariam http://www.waha-international.org/?testimonies=1710&languages=ENG “Now that my fistula is repaired, I feel as if I was born again. From now on I will live a normal life, like any woman should live” These are the words of Mariam Douba, with whom we talked in the recovery room of the Center for Reproductive Health and Fistula Repair (CNSRF) in N'Djamena, Chad. ]]> 12/03/2014 - 00:00 Un collaborateur de WAHA en Ouganda ! http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1708&languages=FRA En janvier  2014, soutenu par WAHA, le Dr. Thomas Raassen expert en fistule a dirigé une mission de cinq  (5) jours en Ouganda. Le but de cette mission fut l’opération de 44  femmes fistuleuses, la formation de 4 gynécologues et de 2 médecins résidents sur les nouvelles techniques de chirurgie à l’hôpital  universitaire de Mulago à  Kampala. ]]> 11/03/2014 - 00:00 Healing the spirit, mind and body of women with fistula http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1706&languages=ENG With support from the Ethiopia Fund , WAHA has completed renovation works and the installation of a resting area and garden facilities at the Assella Fistula Center, with the objective of providing a more comfortable and functional environment for patients and personnel. ]]> 10/03/2014 - 00:00 Guérir l’âme, l'esprit et le corps des femmes atteintes de fistule http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1707&languages=FRA Avec le soutien de Ethiopia Fund , WAHA a terminé les travaux de rénovation, de l'installation d'une aire de repos et d'un jardin au Centre de Fistule d’Assella avec l'objectif de fournir un environnement plus confortable et fonctionnel aux patientes et au personnel. ]]> 10/03/2014 - 00:00 WAHA supports its collaborator Dr Raassen in carrying out fistula repair and capacity building in Uganda http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1703&languages=ENG As part of its objectives to treat post-partum complications and build the capacities of medical personnel, WAHA International supported a mission to provide fistula repair surgery for 44 women and to train 4 gynecologists and 2 resident doctors currently based at the Mulago University Teaching Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. ]]> 06/03/2014 - 00:00 Motorbike ambulances: an innovative solution for reaching obstetric care in Guinea http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1701&languages=ENG In an official ceremony on Tuesday February 25th, WAHA handed the keys to 13 new motorbikes ambulances to the PROSMI (Maternal and Child Health Promotion) Foundation, led by Guinea's first lady, Ms. Hadja Djenè Kaba Condé as part of an ongoing collaboration between the two organizations. ]]> 05/03/2014 - 00:00 Les motos-ambulances : Une solution innovante pour améliorer l'accès aux soins obstétricaux en Guinée-Conakry http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1702&languages=FRA Le mardi 25 février, à l’occasion d’une cérémonie officielle, WAHA a remis les clés de 13 motos-ambulances à la Fondation PROSMIS (Maternal and Child Health Promotion) dirigée par la première dame de Guinée, Mme Hadja Kaba Conde Djene dans le cadre d'une collaboration entre les deux organisations. ]]> 05/03/2014 - 00:00 18 years of struggle: Fatima Ali's recovery http://www.waha-international.org/?testimonies=1696&languages=ENG “ I really appreciate the work that WAHA does for us, and I want to advice all women to regularly have check-ups during their pregnancy” Fatima Ali during her recovery at the Center for Reproductive Health in N'Djamena. Fatima Ali, 40 years old. ]]> 24/02/2014 - 00:00 Living with fistula for 25 years: the story of Moudka Jacqueline http://www.waha-international.org/?testimonies=1697&languages=ENG “ Today I can start a new life, after 25 years of exclusion while suffering of an obstetric fistula ” Moudka Jacqueline is 45 years old. In 2013 she was operated of an obstetric fistula at the Center for Reproductive Health and Fistula Repair (CNSRF) in Chad. She had lived with fistula for 25 years, a condition that isolated her and kept her away from all social contact within her community. Moudka Jacqueline, 45 years old. ]]> 24/02/2014 - 00:00 A portrait of an exceptional person: Dr. Mulu Muleta http://www.waha-international.org/?news=1693&languages=ENG “ Obstetric fistula rarely kills physically, but it very often kills psychologically and emotionally”. Mulu Muleta, obstetrician and gynecologist for 22 years, knows what she is talking about. She has devoted her life to a struggle, to a battle long since forgotten by the international community: giving back the dignity and providing a second chance to women who suffer from fistula: a wound that ostracizes them and excludes them from society. ]]> 21/02/2014 - 00:00 Defining unconditional support: 4 exemplary men http://www.waha-international.org/?blog=1694&languages=ENG 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(...)]]> 21/02/2014 - 00:00