巴基斯坦伊斯兰堡 – “Helping women suffering fistula is my mission in life," Razia Shamshad said about the maternal injury from childbirth that she thought would ruin her life. “No woman deserves to live in misery, especially when it is treatable.”
In the end, her daughter was stillborn, and Ms. Shamshad suffered serious damage. She developed an 产科瘘, a hole in the birth canal. Fistula leaves women leaking urine, faeces or both, and often leads to chronic medical problems.
"People would either avoid me or just make fun of me," she said. "I never felt clean."
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Ms. Shamshad’s condition was complex, and required multiple surgeries between 2010 to 2016. Even so, she has been able to regain her life.
“Her determination was exceptional. She was resilient and strong and was able to pull through the difficult process successfully,” said Dr. Sajjad Ahmed, who was trained by bet356体育在线 to perform fistula repair surgeries.