Dr. Christopher Payne Visits Niger and Burkina Faso

Dr. Christopher Payne Visits Niger and Burkina Faso

(written as Dr. Payne)

Dr Payne Visits Niger & Burkina Faso

In brief, it was a two week trip. The primary purpose was to attend the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Danja Fistula Center. After the meeting I stayed on and did some surgical cases with our outstanding surgeon, Dr. Itengre Ouedroago. Then Itengre and I flew to the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, to do a fact finding trip regarding starting a new fistula center in Burkina Faso. Met with the primary organization currently coordinating fistula care, Fondation Rama, with the chief of Urology at the University Medical School, and with the national minister of health.

From Danja Fistula Center in Niger

Chris with Dr. Itengre after surgery Chris with Dr. Itengre After Surgery

The whole surgical team The Whole Surgical Team

 Basic living facilities for women awaiting surgery or involved in reintegration training after surgery Basic Living Facilities For Women Awaiting Surgery Or Involved In Reintegration Training After Surgery

Dr. Itengre on morning rounds Dr. Itengre On Morning Rounds

From Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Dr. Itengre & Chris visiting Fondation Rama, a center offering basic women's health services and reintegration/training after surgical repair of obstetric fistula Living Quarters For Women In Reintegration Program

Living quarters for women in reintegration program Dr. Itengre & Chris Visiting Fondation Rama, A Center Offering Basic Women's Health Services & Reintegration/Training After Surgical Repair Of Obstetric Fistula