Fighting the fight means that Dr Browning regularly travels to South Sudan and Uganda to provide maternal health services. Maternity Africa is currently supporting local communities, providing the right information keep mothers and babies in these local communities safe. Dedicated staff provide medical care and training to ensure safer childbirth.
Lack of information and choice lead to unwanted pregnancies, with terrible social and health consequences: dropping out of school early and multiple unwanted births contribute to the cycle of poverty and increase the risks of health complications such as haemorrhage and fistula.
Dr Browning and his colleagues work to heal women’s bodies, comforts their emotions and, and restores hope for their futures. Maternity Africa’s outreach programme also finds women and girls who have lived in seclusion due to their fistulas, transporting them to Maternity Africa’s hospitals for treatment and restorative care.
Maternity Africa is currently building a new 44 bed hospital in Arusha, Tanzania.