Surgical Interventions

                             

Most women in developing countries do not have access to gynecological surgical care. As a result women who experience birth-related complications like fistula and incontinence must suffer in silence, and often find themselves ostracized from their family and community.

Saving Mothers regularly deploys teams of highly skilled surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists from the US to our sites in the Dominican Republic and Kenya to provide pro bono gynecological surgical care to underserved women. Each trip is generally 8-10 days in length, with the first 2-3 days dedicated to patient screenings and the remainder to surgeries. We typically screen 150 women and perform 25 to 30 surgeries during each trip. We also capitalize on this opportunity to train local healthcare providers to ensure that the quality of care we provide can be maintained after we leave.

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