Dr. Mulu Muleta Receives France’s Highest Distinction

Dr. Mulu Muleta sits in her office at the Gondar University Teaching Hospital in Ethiopia.

Fistula Foundation partner surgeon, Dr. Mulu Muleta has been awarded the Knight medal of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur, the highest decoration in France, for her commitment towards the health of women in impoverished areas of Africa. Dr. Muleta has spent nearly 20 years as a fistula surgeon and currently lives in Ethiopia, where she provides fistula surgeries, surgeon training, and serves as country representative for our long-term partner, Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA).

Last fall, Dr. Muleta was profiled in an article in Newsweek, which documented her path toward becoming a fistula surgeon, which you can read at this link.

Read more about Dr. Muleta’s award on the WAHA International blog, here.

 

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