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BROKEN VESSEL

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

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

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

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 (Norah Nyaboke’s Story)

We had a chance to talk to Norah Nyaboke during the Kisii fistula camp and this is what she had to say: Norah Nyaboke 23 years old from a small village in Gucha had VVF/Bladder stones. She says that she was orphaned at early age when she was 6 years old, I was raised by …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

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