Finally, I’m Stepping Out of my ‘Prison’ -Irene Kerubo’s Story

Ten years ago, 23 year-old Irene Kerubo delivered her baby at a hospital in Kisii town in Nyanza province, Western Kenya. But her childbirth experience is one she would rather forget. It was a difficult birth for the young girl barely out of puberty, a prolonged labour and painful birth that had no happy ending ...Read More Read More »

Life Begins at 81 Years –The Beatrice Wambui Story

On one cold Friday evening in July, we meet 81 year-old Beatrice Wambui at the Kenyatta National Hospital. The elderly mother of three hails from Gatundu South, a constituency in Kiambu County, Central Kenya. We find Beatrice seated on her bed, sipping a hot mug of brown porridge. But seeing her mother comfortably sip on ...Read More Read More »

Fistula in Kenya: The Facts and The Needed Approaches

What is Obstetric Fistula (VVF)? Obstetric (or Vesico-Vaginal fistula –VVF) is a devastating condition that affects poor rural women and girls across the continent. It manifests itself as an abnormal communication between the urinary bladder and vagina, which leads to uncontrolled, continuous leakage of urine and/or fecal matter (for RVF cases). The World Health Organization ...Read More Read More »

Success at the July 2014 Free Fistula Medical Camp at Kenyatta National Hospital

The free fistula medical camp taking place at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) with the support of among others; the Flying Doctor’s Society of Africa (FDSA), Freedom from Fistula Foundation, KNH and Citizen Television has come to a successful close. “It was a very successful camp and we are glad to have helped facilitate the fistula ...Read More Read More »

Eric Otieno: Why I Have Always Been By my Wife Melvin Nyamao’s Side as She Struggled with Fistula for Ten Years

Two days ago, we spoke to Melvin Nyamao about her journey with vesicovaginal fistula (VVF). All through her days at the Kenyatta National Hospital where the free medical camp  –supported by among others Flying Doctors Society of Africa, KNH, Freedom from Fistula Foundation and Citizen Television, there was the notable presence of one man –Melvin’s ...Read More Read More »

Melvin Nyamao Shares Her Expectations Ahead of Her Fistula Repair Surgery

In the ongoing free Fistula Medical Camp at the Kenyatta National Hospital, women’s lives are being transformed. The camp is being done in collaboration with various partners, among them the Flying Doctors Society of Africa, Kenyatta National Hospital, the Freedom from Fistula Foundation and Citizen Television. One of those whose life is just about to ...Read More Read More »

Rotary Club of Essendon Visit – September 2013

On the 19th of September 2013, visiting members of the Rotary Club of Essendon, Australia toured the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), where the Flying Doctors Society of Africa (FDSA) had a team of doctors carrying out Fistula repairs on women from across the country. The team presented a cheque of KShs. 11 million to the ...Read More Read More »

Charity Evacuation – Rose from Wajir

Rose* is a 6 year old girl who was brutally raped by a neighbor from her village in rural Wajir, Northern Kenya. The impact of the attack on Rose and her family has been huge. Rose has received limited medical treatment through the efforts of the Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW). Rose had initially ...Read More Read More »

Movie Night Fundraiser

FDSA and OWIT joined forces to set up a Movie Night to raise funds to help fight Fistula in Kenya. This is done by funding a Medical Outreach programme that identifies gaps in health care systems and develops methods and intervention to support hospitals through pre-planned visits by specialists, who provide expert advice, services and training of professional health workers. ...Read More Read More »

While you Plan for your Trip, Plan for the Unexpected as Well!

It’s Christmas season once again and even though the weather has been playing tricks on us lately, I believe that the heat will soon creep back in to our bones hence cease all the nesting and cocooning business there is. So many activities take place during Christmas, ranging from church to social outdoor events. More ...Read More Read More »