In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Cahterine Hamlin and her late husband worked to create the Fistula Hospital. It is a facility that provides free reconstructive surgery for women with obstetric fistula. If you have never heard of obstetric fisutla, Google it. The quick explanation is that it is a hole between the birth canal and the rectum. The real answer is that it is a problem where no midwives exist because the women give birth alone and do not know how to help “stuck” babies get out. “Stuck” babies account for 8% of all maternal deaths world wide and leave many more women suffering from fistulas.Read More →