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“I Took too Long to Get to the Hospital, and Hence Lost my Baby” -Naropil’s Story

When 15 year-old Naropil Enole Kereto got married to her 29 year-old husband in 2010, she was a happy young lady. She had acquired the much coveted status of being somebody’s wife –a second wife. Naropil comes from Narok County in Kenya’s Rift Valley province. In her Maasai community, polygamy is not unusual. Having never …Read More

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

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

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

Festive Season offer

Tis the season to be jolly! This Festive season, we are offering a special discount to all our members and clients. If you purchase any new annual or short stay membership between the 1st and 31st of December 2012, we are offering you a 10% discount on the subscription! You cannot afford to be without …Read More

A Flick for a Good Reason

The flying doctors society of africa will be hosting a movie night on the 30th of November at the Sarit Centre. The movie will be starting at 6:45 pm and tickets will be going for kshs. 2000. All ticket proceeds will be going towards our Fistula campaign. You can purchase you ticket online by clicking …Read More

Kisii Fistula Camp 16th-22nd September 2012 (Robina Nyangote’s Story)

This is Robina’s story which was revealed to us during the Kisii Fistula Camp: Robina Nyangote 55 years from Sirari got fistula in 1993 while delivering the 3rd born, she recalls very well that it was a boy child. She had delivered 3 times and only the first child the daughter survived. She says her …Read More

Chairman’s Address (August Newsletter)

2011 marked the 40th year since the inception of the Society. Whilst we celebrated our achievement of having raised Kshs. 1 billion for AMREF’s Outreach Programme, we used the time to reflect on the work we have done serving communities in East Africa. As a Council, we agreed that moving forward we will continue to …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