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BROKEN VESSEL By Lesley Chepng’etich Kipyiegon   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 …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

How safe are you During your Travels?

The holiday season will kick off in about two weeks or so! By this I mean the December holidays, which has most of its days jam-packed with parties and an amalgamation of other intriguing activities thanks to holidays such as Christmas, Jamhuri day (Kenya) among others. If am not wrong, majority of us have all …Read More

Kisii Fistula Camp 16th-22nd September 2012 (Esther Kwamboka’s Story)

This is Esther’s story which was revealed to us during the Kisii Fistula Camp: Esther Kwamboka from Kisii 19 years of age narrates of how she became pregnant while still in school. I had gone to school as usual and I received a call from my boyfriend who requested me to escort him to the …Read More

A Change is as Good as a Rest

Whoever coined the above mentioned phrase weren’t out of their minds after all! Once in a while, we all do need a change as we can’t keep doing the same thing over and over again, year in year out…so yes, “a change is as good as a rest”. More often than not, most of us …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

Kisii Fistula Camp 16th-22nd September 2012

Introduction Amref VVF camps started in Kisii in 2009 and since then Amref in partnership with Freedom from Fistula and Flying Doctors Society and other partners have held annual camps in this site. During this camp the No. Of   Consultations were (60) and Operations (52). Major cases seen in the camp include VVF, RVF, and …Read More

Why Not Kill Two Birds with One Stone!

Wondering what I mean by “why not kill two birds with one stone”? Well…you will find out in a bit. Planning an African safari is not an easy thing (at least not for me) and so, one might find themselves between a rock and a hard place especially if it involves two or more countries. …Read More