For six years running, AMREF in partnership with Kenyatta National Hospital(KNH) have been conducting nation-wide VVF camps lasting two weeks. The Flying Doctors Society of Africa(FDSA) is proud to be associated with the raising of funds for this notable cause. This year’s camp was held on 25th May to 5th June 2012 following media sensitization campaigns in months preceding the camp and a VVF walk held on 25th May 2012. As is the case in previous camps, patients came from far and wide with representation from all regions in the country.
The VVF patient turnout was huge with 400 women being screened and 102 repaired. KNH’s fully designated Clinic 66 for VVF screening and surgery on routine bases and the theater rooms renovated by AMREF are now operational. 45 medical staff were trained including 15 doctors and 20 nurses from both KNH and the rural district hospitals.
Hon Linah Chebii, Assistant Minister for Cooperative Development graced the occasion and pledged to lobby the government to play a bigger role in fistula treatment and prevention.
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