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  • An innovative children’s book about fistula which follows the protagonist, Yeshialem, on an epic journey across the Sahara as she learns more about the condition.      

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  • WHOI is delighted to welcome Maggie and Mariam from Canada World Youth (CWY) to our programs. Over the next few months, the two volunteers will be doing a work placement at WHOI around their program theme in health before going to Abiriw, Ghana to continue their volunteer work. During their placement at WHOI they will undertake […]

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  • We are happy to announce that our Fistula and Empowerment Program (FEP) is back in session. The program was very successful in its pilot stage (April to June 2014). Participants meet on a weekly basis to educate themselves and build awareness about obstetric fistula (a devastating childbirth injury) as well as to self-empower by addressing […]

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  • Late last month the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)  Campaign to End Fistula published an article written by our founder, Habiba Cooper Diallo, on her journey to build awareness about fistula. Join WHOI in our effort to eradicate fistula. Click here to read the article!

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  • WHOI is off to an exciting new year with the launch of the Fistula and Empowerment Program (FEP). FEP, which began on April 10th 2014, is compromised of young women from the Halifax area who meet weekly to partake in obstetric fistula education and to self-empower through discussion, film, workshops, and other activities that address […]

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  • Last week Tuesday, March 4th, WHOI presented at the Mount Saint Vincent University annual Girls Conference. The two-day event, in celebration of International Women’s Week, featured several guest speakers and break-out sessions designed to empower the girls to raise their voices and become engaged in their communities. WHOI volunteer, Ntombi Nkiwane captured this year’s conference […]

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  • Nearly two years ago around this time our founder, Habiba Cooper Diallo, was gearing up for her visit to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia’s bustling and beautiful capital city. Her work as an OF advocate was what impelled her visit. At the hospital, she had the opportunity to meet and interview two patients. […]

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  • On 3 December 2013 our founder, Habiba Cooper Diallo, received the Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) district award  for Atlantic Canada and New England, USA. This achievement is part of an ongoing scholarship competition and she will now enter the international pool. We wish her the best! Click here to learn more about […]

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