In April 2011, a fistula camp was carried out at Edna Adan Hospital, Somaliland. Beyond complicated fistula surgeries performed, Dr. Eric Otieno also describes the great team atmosphere.
Amid patient care and after surgery, Eric is at the hospital when a surprise visit arrives. This is his second posting from Somaliland.
The first blog posting by Eric Otieno, WAHA anesthesist, in Somaliland.
Hibu* had quite a complicated recto vaginal fistula and a hernia from a badly performed caesarean. She was 27, tiny and doll like and had had the fistula for 12 years.
This morning we went to Bandafassi where the medical transfer bike has been stationed. Together with Dr. Konaté, Senghor and Sène, we wanted to see the bike at work on the ground. Bandafassi is known for being the village with the highest maternal mortality rate in Senegal.
The morning buzzed with excitement! At 8 a.m we arrived at the Kedougou Regional Hospital a few hours before the inauguration of the project .