By: Habiba Cooper Diallo
In December, I travelled to Ghana with members of my team to visit obstetric fistula treatment centres and meet with organizations working to end fistula in the country. Upon exiting the chic Kotoka International Airport, I was tickled by Accra’s warm, humid air, as cheerful chatter rang in my ear. We later drove off into an energetic night, characterized by Afrobeat music, high-rises, Shoprite, hawkers, and plantain chips.
Habiba Cooper Diallo
I am a Canadian fistula advocate and blogger, and the founder of the Women’s Health Organization International, WHOI. I have been doing fistula awareness-building in Canada for the past 10 years. My work on fistula has led me to Ghana, Senegal, Guinea, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. I have been featured in Forbes, the HuffPost, and UNFPA