Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Fistula Centre...


Watch to see the life-changing surgery that women like Yeabu experience at the Aberdeen West African Fistula Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Thousands of women in the world suffer from obstetric fistula. Sadly prolonged labor usually ends in the birth of a stillborn baby but too often the woman is also left with a fistula, usually a hole between vagina and bladder causing them to leak urine continuously. The centre in Freetown provides free surgeries for these women. The outpatient clinic for children where I worked is co-located in the same center. When the women were fortunate to have live babies, I would be the one to make sure their babies are healthy, during the mother's admission on the ward. Needless to say the little babies brought much joy with them. And although the women were sad and depressed when arriving at the center, most left with tears of joy as they headed back towards their villages to start a new life. I would like to credit Jenny Chu as filmmaker.

2 comments:

jechu said...

Sandra, thank you for posting this video. Could you credit me as the filmmaker please? Thanks so much.

Jenny Chu

Sandra's Latest... said...

Sure Jenny, no problem.
Great job on the video.
Sierra Leone is still very much a part of my life after spending 4 years in the pediatric clinic.
This is great footage!

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