Good health means living life to the fullest. Sadly, when a woman is suffering with an obstetric fistula, life is bleak.
A fistula is a large hole in the birth canal caused by an obstructed or prolonged labour without medical intervention. With this childbirth injury, a woman can become incontinent; constantly leaking urine and feces. They avoid doing normal things like going to church and the market because of a smell they can’t control. Worse still, they can be ostracized from their husbands and family feeling isolated and alone. Help Amref Health Africa set up more fistula surgery camps in remote areas to perform life changing fistula surgeries and help women get their life back.