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 .
Together with Dr. Ibrahim Konaté, country coordinator for WAHA in Senegal, we left Dakar around 9 am. Eleven hours later and after having crossed the country from west to east we arrived at our destination.
We leave Addis at dawn with Dr. Mulu, heading for Gondar. A one hour flight later we arrive to the old capital.
Dr Ambaye and I arrive to the surgical unit around 8 am; the first patient is currently undergoing a spinal aneasthesia.