‘Let’s end fistula – a Kenyan story’
Sarah developed a fistula at age 19 during childbirth. She lived with this condition for 12 years, enduring isolation, stigma and discrimination. After learning about repair and having surgery in 2007, Sarah now works on treatment and prevention programs. Sarah also helps prepare women for surgery, addressing stigma and discrimination as well as the recovery process.
Come and reflect on Sarah’s story and responding to health and disability issues in programming. Bring your lunch!
FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
12.30 – 1.30PM
WORLD VISION AUSTRALIA
1 Vision Drive, Burwood East, Victoria - (sign in at World Vision Reception at 12:20)
RSVP preferred – email@example.com or (03) 9287 2047
Fistula is a debilitating condition affecting women in many parts of the world and in Kenya it is estimated that there are over 300,000 women living with fistula, with at least 3,000 new occurrences each year
Jointly presented by World Vision and Australian Disability + Development Consortium (ADDC)