Bungoma County First Lady H.E Mama Carolyne Wangamati (centre, in yellow) celebrates with survivors of Fistula after a successful fistula surgical camp at Webuye County Hospital. PHOTO/SIMIYU WAKAJUANESS
No more more tears! No more sleepless nights! No more skipping events! No more stigma!
This was the mood at Webuye County Hospital in Bungoma County after more close to 50 survivors of Fistula were operated and discharged on Friday.
The campaign, which is being spearheaded by Bungoma County First Lady H.E Mama Carolyne Wangamati, has punched smiles of hope and breathed new lives into the victims.
H.E Mama Carolyne Wangamati (left) interacts with one of the Fistula survivors at Webuye County Hospital. PHOTO/SIMIYU WAKAJUANESS
According to Her Excellency Mama Carolyne Wangamati, the women had testified being too ‘unaccepted’ in the society following the ordeal they used to go through.
“Mothers have narrated to us how they pass urine infont of their own children and yet they cannot do anything about it,” Mama Wangamati told this publication.
Ms Margaret Nasambu from West Sang’alo ward, Kanduyi Constituency, narrates how she never had any knowledge of her condition.
“I initially thought that the doctors just neglected me after giving birth. However, when I came to the camp, an operation was done and I’m now able to carry out my daily activities without fear,” she boasts.
“I want to call upon other women facing similar challenges to come out and share their predicaments with the our First Lady whose efforts have brought us fruits.
The free surgical camp started this week after H.E Mama Carolyne Wangamati contacted free medical camps across the County.
A total of 44 victims were discovered and booked for surgical operations
Ten of them were discharged yesterday and ten more today.
The remaining 24 shall be discharged tomorrow, according to Hospital Administrator Ms Noel Omuko in the video below.
The campaign has been supported by AMFREF and seeks to treat more women from Fistula.