In 2019 we are supporting...
This year, we at GDDA, have decided to support the Obstetric Fistula Fund in Ghana and, in particular the work of Professor Lassey and his team. Professor' Lassey's team are doing incredible work to improve the health of mothers in Ghana. We believe that mothers matter and this is why we want to get behind him this year,
Professor Lassey is a surgeon based in Ghana who has been running a VVF outreach project in Ghana for many years. Due to an ebb in the funding for obstetric fistula repairs, the number of women receiving treatment has dwindled.
Over the last five years, the focus of the surgery to restore the dignity of these disadvantaged women has been the 40-bedded Fistula Wing of the “MERCY WOMEN’S CATHOLIC HOSPITAL” at Mankessim, about 2 hrs’ drive from Accra.
The fistula care outreach team headed by Prof. Anyetei Lassey, the Chairman of the National Obstetric Fistula Task Team, is based at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. The team visits the Mankessim unit when funding is available to pay the hospital for the repair of the patients on their lists as and when the funding is available. He has indicated that the poor funding for fistula repairs is the main restriction to offering care to more patients.
With our support, help and funding, the outreach team will be able to provide care for more women especially from the northern half of our country.
We hope you will join with us as we get behind Professor Lassey as he champions this cause! There are lots of ways to support but, perhaps, our favourite would be if you were to buy tickets for the Charity Gala, it promises to be a spectacular night.