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I Have Pledged to Become a Volunteer to the Organization that Helped me Access Free Fistula Repair Surgery

When 24 year-old Trizah Okal welcomed her first baby in March this year, she was delighted at the new chapter of her life. “I was so excited to hold my son in my arms. It has been a relatively smooth pregnancy and I was grateful for the positive outcome –a bouncing baby boy,” she says. …Read More

“In Addition to Losing my Son, I Also Began Leaking Urine” – Mwanarabu’s Story

My name is Mwanarabu Mwambasa, and I come from Vihiga County in Western Kenya. I am 20 years old and I am educated up to class 8. I have lived with fistula for five years now, and this is my story. At the age of 15 years, I fell pregnant. It was a relatively uneventful …Read More

“I Thought I was the Only One who was Suffering in Silence” –Marion’s Story

41 year-old Marion Wambui, a casual farm laborer from Nyeri County, Central Kenya and a mother of two, has been living with fistula for the last 20 years. It all began with the birth of her second child in 1997. “I had enjoyed a good pregnancy, but I wish I could say the same of …Read More

BROKEN VESSEL

BROKEN VESSEL By Lesley C.   A friend will ask, how are you? Often we reply, am OK. But inside we’re not fine at all. We are all created as beautiful vessels. But sometimes the vessels break. We break, emotional, spiritually or physically. Others can be mended, others take long and others suffer silently alone …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

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

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

The Man Behind the Outreach Programme – Dr. Johnson Musomi

What work have you done for AMREF’s Outreach Programme? I joined AMREF as the Outreach Manager for the Programme in November 2003. During my tenure, I have overseen the expansion of outreach in terms of number of hospitals and number of patients benefiting. Due to funding from FDSA, outreach has tripled in their projects (FDSA …Read More