THIS TIME SPORAH WENT TO VISIT SAMARA HAMMOND: THE CEO OF AMREF UK TO TALK ABOUT OBSTETIC FISTULA or VAGINAL FISTULA.


This time Sporah went to visit  the CEO of AMREF UK
AMREF (the African Medical and Research Foundation ) is Africa,s leading health charity.To talk about  OBSTETIC FISTULA a disease  that kills alot of women in africa.

 AMREF tackles diseases such as malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS, working together with local communities to make sure our programmes are relevant and sustainable. We ensure pregnant women, new mothers, and young children have the health care and education they need to survive and thrive. We make sure families have access to clean water and know how to protect themselves from preventable diseases like diarrhoea and malaria.
There is a critical shortage of health workers in Africa. in Southern Sudan for example, there are only 50 doctors and 20 midwives for a population of 10 million. AMREF trains thousands of health workers from across Africa every year. Whether a doctor performing surgery in an urban hospital or a village health team educating neighbours about malaria in a remote village, we make sure they have the skills and tools they need to make a difference. 
AMREF works to bring vulnerable communities and the formal health care system closer together. On the one hand, we give communities the tools they need to manage their own health. On the other, we work with governments to make sure they deliver health care more effectively.
We set out to influence those in power so that health policies, practices and financing better serve the needs of the poor. Our Flying Doctor Emergency Service provides medical outreach and air rescue services to Africa’s remotest communities. Our pilots and doctors deliver emergency care, specialist surgical services.

Samara Hammond – AMREF UK CEO

Samara is a clinician, a Nurse Practitioner and Public Health specialist with over 20 years experience as a manager in the public health sector. She has worked both in the UK and in Africa including Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. Most recently she has been Associate Director of Quality Innovation and Clinical Governance at NHS Wandsworth, London.
Samara is well known to AMREF, having served as a UK Board member from 2003 to 2009, and regularly spent time in our programmes working clinically and providing public health evaluations.


SPORAH EXPRESSING HER 
CONCERN ABOUT THE SUBJECT (OBSTETIC FISTULA)
 

A LITTLE LAUGHTER.
 

PICTURE TIME 
 

THEN IT WAS THE TIME TO SAY GOOD BYES! 
Thank you Samara for having me at your office.


Valentine’s Day approaches, But this year we decided to forget about the box of chocolates and flowery card instead and take proactive steps to raise awareness of Fistula.
 Obstetric fistula or vaginal fistula is a medical condition in which a fistula (hole) develops between either the rectum and vagina or between the bladder and vagina after severe or failed childbirth, when adequate medical care is not available. It is considered a DISEASE OF POVERTY because of its tendency to occur in women in poor countries who do not have health resources comparable to developed nations. 
ALL ON THE SPORAH SHOW THIS MONDAY AT 10:30PM ON SKY 182.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous03:34

    looking good SPO

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  2. Anonymous10:33

    I'll always support you sporah, you inspire many of us so much to give back to the community. I love you sporah, period.

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