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Joy Village
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It’s a smelly, undignified and debilitating condition that causes women injured during childbirth to leak uncontrollably a trail of urine and feces. The condition known as Fistula was all but wiped out in the West by the late nineteenth century with the development of Caesarean section deliveries. But in sub-Saharan Africa up to three million women and girls live in shame and isolation because of poor health facilities and the stigma linked to the condition. In the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, one private hospital is dedicated to reconstructing the organs of fistula victims and re-building their shattered lives. For those whose injuries are too severe, the long road to recovery begins in a haven of peace and tranquillity known as Joy Village. Richard Lough reports.
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