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...
Fistula Camp build up

Fistula Camp build up

This week we are delighted to have patients arriving from all over Tanzania to attend our 3rd fistula camp of 2019.These ladies have enjoyed joining together with others who have had similar experiences of the same debilitating condition. It’s wonderful to see them...
Hadija

Hadija

Hadija is only eight years old. She fell and was impaled on a stick injuring her urethra and causing a large fistula. Leaking urine continually she was teased and unable to go to school. After suffering for six months, she was found by our outreach team and brought to...
THREE WORLDS COLLIDE

THREE WORLDS COLLIDE

Bibi Lucy is unsure about her age. She was pregnant during the time that the first president of Tanzania was in power. She delivered her baby by operation and following this was left with a fistula. The baby didn’t survive. She never became pregnant again but her...

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