Hope of an end to obstetric fistula within ten years

Hope of an end to obstetric fistula within ten years

Obstetric fistula remains a problem in rural Africa. Two Australian doctors (including Maternity Africa’s founder Dr Andrew Browning) at the forefront of an international effort to eliminate obstetric fistula say that they could succeed within a decade. The...
Learning from and teaching our patients

Learning from and teaching our patients

Understanding the needs and concerns of our patients is very important, so that we can care for them properly.  The clinical staff at Maternity Africa also need to explain important and life-saving concepts to our patients as well.  Today, as we celebrate...
Reaching ladies in rural Tanzania

Reaching ladies in rural Tanzania

Today is World Day of Social Justice.  Ladies in rural Tanzania also have a right to access good maternal health care.  Good maternal health care helps to prevent severe birthing injuries, such as obstetric fistula.  At the weekend, Maternity...
My experience giving birth at Kivulini

My experience giving birth at Kivulini

My name is Flora and I am 25 years old. I came to the antenatal clinic at Kivulini and started having contractions the next day. The contractions lasted for 7 hours before I had to go to the theatre as there was a problem. The baby was delivered and although the baby...
Flying High

Flying High

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) are a wonderful Christian organisation who are engaged in health care provision to rural communities beyond Arusha. MA was invited to join them on a flight to assess the maternal health needs in one of the communities that they serve....

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