Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, a noted obstetric fistula surgeon from Michigan, USA led another fistula surgery camp in November, 2012 and surgically treated 24 very poor women who came from all over the southern part of Bangladesh to seek help. Dr. Nrinmoy Biswas, fistula surgeon of the Hope Hospital assisted Dr. Arrowsmith in the camp.These women are very poor and have been suffering for many years and they live isolated lives due to fistula. After receiving care most of them will be able to get back their normal lives, hopefully will find a job and a place in the society. Hope Foundation provides counselling and help these women to reintegrate in the community through finding employment as well.
Due to the camp in November, 2012 HopeFoundation's fistula work received major publicity in the country. Many more poor women are coming to Hope Hospital for help. Fistula rate is very high in southern part of Bangladesh, where Hope Foundation operates, due to lack of access to emergency obstetric care(EOC) and high rate of home delivery. It is estimated that in Bangladesh there are over 70,000 cases of obstetric fistula. Thanks to our donors for their help in this important project of Hope Foundation
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