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September 23rd 2013:Healing Fistulas: Restoring Women and Girls to Their Dignity and Health

For the past 27 years urologist, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, has worked in 12 African countries as a surgeon repairing fistulas, (i.e. holes which develop in the walls between the vagina, rectum, or bladder), in women and girls. Fistulas are most often caused by obstructed labor, or trauma due to sexual violence or premature sexual contact with young girls who are not physically mature enough to engage in sexual relations. As a result of the fistulas, the women and girls suffer extreme humiliation because of their urinary and fecal incontinence which result in their being abandoned, isolated or ostr

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Dr. Steve Arrowsmith

Dr. Steve Arrowsmith has trained dozens of surgeons from all over the world in fistula repair. He is a clinical consultant to EngenderHealth, NY, was the Vice President/Medical Director/Clinical consultant to Worldwide Fistula Fund, VVF Program Manager for Mercy Ships International, Clinical Consultant to the Fistula Foundation, San Jose, California, Assistant Medical Director of Addis Abba Fistula Hospital, and Founder/Director of the Evangel Fistula Center, Jos, Nigeria. Together with Dr. Lewis Wall, Serving In Mission, and the Fistula Center, Dr. Arrowsmith helped to conceive and realize the Danja Fistula Center in Danja, Niger. He has worked clinically in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Benin, T
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