Dr Andrew Browning is an Australian trained gynaecologist who founded Maternity Africa. After training in Australia and completing his MRCOG he joined the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in 2001 in Ethiopia as a staff specialist where he treated obstetric fistula patients and ran the training programme. In 2006 he established the first outreach fistula hospital in Barhirdar. In 2011 he moved to Tanzania where he founded Maternity Africa which seeks to improve obstetric services in order to prevent the suffering of obstetric fistula patients that he sees on a daily basis.
He has founded Vision Maternity Care, an Ethiopian based charity that builds, runs and upgrades maternity hospitals to provide safe obstetric care to thousands of women each year. Andrew has a keen interest in research and has had numerous papers published. He carries out consultancy work for UNFPA, FIGO and WHO on obstetric fistulae related issues. He is married to Stephanie and has two sons.