Freedom From Fistula | obstetric fistula caused by obstructed childbirth

Patient Stories: Adeline


Adeline (35) is a patient from Nosy Varika, who was referred by our Patient Ambassador Georgette. She lives with her mother, brother and her nephew and has suffered with fistula for 21 years.

She received 2 surgeries in Mananjary but was still leaking and received her third surgery at our Fistula Care Centre in Madagascar. She is so happy to be now completely dry.

Some people pitied her and gave her some work, but others avoided her because they said she smelt bad. She was so delighted after her successful surgery and thanked all the staff at the clinic.

“You are all so kind and took good care of me. Thank you and may God bless you”.

Before returning home Adeline told us she intended to sell bread as an income source after receiving small enterprise guidance at the clinic during patient activities in the afternoons.