Shaking the Tree

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Zawadi Bendera is our young engineer who is responsible for the installation and care of our biomedical equipment as well as for vital parts of our infrastructure including the equipment that provides our water and electricity supply. In addition to … Continued


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Outreach is tough. Lucas travels for miles around the country searching for women hidden away, ashamed because they smell so bad, suffering from the debilitating condition, obstetric fistula. In one village Lucas had been giving education regarding fistula, then asked … Continued


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Serena was a young woman who arrived at the hospital with a suspected fistula as she was leaking faeces. She said she had had ‘an operation’ in another hospital, but all signs pointed towards a ‘back street’ abortion. Abortion is … Continued


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Neema came to us 2 years ago in a dreadful state. She had recently been in labour for 4 days and went for a caesarean at a rural hospital where she delivered a dead baby boy. When she arrived she … Continued

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