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Fistula Repairs Redeeming Hope for Malawian Women

By Josephine Chinele (Lead Writer) Jackline Chiwinga remembered the euphoria of waking up to dry bedding after her successful obstetric fistula repair surgery. Seventeen years old and married, for one year, she lived with stigma, gossip, and isolation due to the constant leaking of urine and the foul odour that followed her everywhere. However, everything […]

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Beyond Surgery: Gesse Centre’s innovative approach to fistula care in Kebbi

Gesse Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF) Centre in Birnin-Kebbi is the only facility in the entire state of Kebbi providing care for women suffering from fistula. It has served as a referral centre for VVF since 2005. Today, Dr. Abubakar Dakingari, the head of the centre and his team are performing a routine fistula repair surgery. Dr. […]