Fistula Hospital


Episode 1: Healing and Hope

3 x 30 mins and 1 x 50 mins on Al Jazeera English. Sky channel 514, Freeview channel 89. 

Across the developing world, millions of women are condemned to live a shadowy, half-existence because of Obstetric Fistula, a medical condition borne out of poverty and under-development that, in the developed world, has largely disappeared. In this intimate, observational series, we go inside the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the only one of its kind in Africa, to meet the women who endure Obstetric Fistula and the dedicated staff who help them regain life; and discover the positive changes that are happening across Ethiopia to tackle this problem. Broadcast in March 2011 to mark International Womens Day