A team of nine doctors headed by Dr. Javier Salmen is currently carrying on surgery for women with Fistula at the St Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia. The team, which consists of both surgeons and gynecologist, arrived on November 25, 2016, and is expected to be in the country for two weeks.
Currently, some fifty seven patients have received surgery and more surgeries are scheduled for this week. The Fistula team which came from Spain is working with Dr. John Mulbah, the head of Liberia’s Fistula Project and Dr. George, a resident gynecologist at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital.
Fistula project is supported by Women for Africa Foundation in partnership with the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, and provides free surgeries for young women less than twenty years, who develop Fistula due to complications during their first pregnancy.