Surprised by Joy

Surprised by Joy

My name is Joy. I am 18 years old, married at 16 and got pregnant at 17. I went into labour and lasted for four days without any kind of help. There is no health centre in our remote village so my mother called for a local midwife to come. She said there was no way to...
Pudol

Pudol

After leaving Maternity Africa, Dr. Andrew went to South Sudan and operated on 30 women with birth related injuries including obstetric fistula. One of the ladies was Pudol. She is from the north and delivered her 6th child two years ago after a three day labour. He...
MAMA ZELLY

MAMA ZELLY

Zelly is the head of our labour ward here at Kivulini and is affectionately known by many as Mama. She has been a nurse and midwife for 32 years and has been with us at Kivulini since we opened in June 2018. Before that, she worked with Maternity Africa for a number...
153 Deliveries

153 Deliveries

Last month here in Kivulini, we are delighted to have reached our highest number of deliveries within a month. We celebrate the high standard of care that our staff are committed to and the enormous work that has gone into attaining this outcome. We are well on the...
Beginning of a week of hope at Maternity Africa

Beginning of a week of hope at Maternity Africa

It’s going to be a busy week at our hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. We have over 40 fistula patients to operate on, all with dreadful injuries. All had labours lasting up to a week all delivered stillborn children, all are leaking urine and or faeces every minute...

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