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EBOLA UPDATE 20.01.2015
The Ebola situation in Sierra Leone remains serious and our fistula service at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) remains suspended due to the high percentage of patients that travel to our fistula clinic from the rural areas of Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Whilst we have also had to suspend our Outpatient Children’s Clinic, we continue to operate our maternity unit, as well as our children’s immunisation and feeding programmes, for the benefit of the local community around our centre. We are committed to continuing with these services while we have the required level of staff and supplies available.
Rigorous screening of patients has been in place for months and all precautions are being taken to help safeguard our staff and patients. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.
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Annual Review 2013-2014
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Today, an estimated 2 million women in Africa are suffering from obstetric fistula caused by prolonged, obstructed childbirth and lack of access to maternity care.
The effect on women is devastating and often condemns them to a life of solitude and despair.
Our aim is to help these women by providing free surgeries to heal their fistulas, free maternity care to prevent fistulas and ensure safe childbirth, and training local healthcare workers.
We are already helping thousands of women every year.
We are helping women like YOU - mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, wives, aunts, nieces......
With your help, we can do more.
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