The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Book Launch - Yeshialem Learns About Fistula
Habiba Cooper Diallo
Tuesday 17th November 2015
6pm - 8pm, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Building, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Obstetric fistula is a largely obscure medical condition resulting from childbirth. The World Health Organization calls it, "The most horrific affliction known to humankind."
SOAS student, Habiba Cooper Diallo, will present her new children's book, Yeshialem Learns About Fistula. The launch will include live music, short comments from guest speakers, followed by a one-on-one with Habiba and a question and answer period. Refreshments will be served.
"The first of its kind... a unique resource in the global fight against fistula." - Gillian Slinger, Project Manager of the Fistula Surgery Training Initiative for the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), and former Coordinator of the Campaign to End Fistula for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Habiba Cooper Diallo is an advocate for a maternal health affliction called, obstetric fistula, and the founder of the Women's Health Organization International, WHOI. She has been involved in fistula awareness-building for the past 7 years. Her work on fistula has led her to Guinea, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. Yeshialem Learns About Fistula is her first book.
Copies of the book will be on sale and the event will include a book signing.