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Fanta – Women’s Health Surgeries – Tumour

Fanta – Women’s Health Surgeries – Tumour

Despite working in the medical field in Cameroon for over 17 years, Fanta was too frightened to seek treatment for a tumour under her right arm. For nearly 10 years, she learned to strategically hide the tumour under draped shawls while she worked, refusing to have it...

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Awa – Women’s Cleft Lip

Awa – Women’s Cleft Lip

Awa has lived with her cleft lip for over forty years. Many people could not see past her disfigured mouth, to see the loving wife, mother, and daughter who thrives on making others smile. With no means to pay for an operation, Awa had accepted living with her...

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Akissa – Women’s Health – Obstetrics Surgeries

Akissa – Women’s Health – Obstetrics Surgeries

At sixteen, Akissi was so excited as she went into labour with her first child. Excitement led to devastation as she struggled for several days and eventually her baby died. Akissi discovered that she now had loss of bladder control and the prospect of not being able...

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Adama – Women’s Health – Eyes

Adama was five months pregnant when the world around her started to flicker and fade. Because of clouded, disc-like cataracts in her eyes, soon all she could see were shadows and shapes. Months passed as her vision continued to dwindle. “Maybe it will clear up after I...

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Salematu – Womens Health Surgeries

It all started with a toothache. Salematu was 24 when she first noticed the pain in her mouth. As a first-year nursing student, she knew she should go to the dentist, but she was struggling. She had just lost her husband unexpectedly, leaving her with two young...

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Giselle

GISELE SHOULD HAVE BEEN EXCITED ABOUT HER FUTURE… Since the day she went into labour, Gisele’s life has been shaped by shoulds. She should have delivered her baby normally. When she did not, she should have had emergency obstetric care. Perhaps she should have had a...

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