Kisii district is located 350km from Nairobi, close to the Tanzanian border.
The Kisii level 5 Hospital was created in 1916 and has a capacity of 380 beds. Even though it is a clean, well organized hospital, there is a lack of equipment for obstetric services.
There are between 500 and 600 babies delivered at this hospital every month.
About Kisii Fistula Treatment Camp
2 senior surgeons.
6 surgeon "trainers", all qualified in obstetrics and gynecology.
Patients and bed capacity
65 patients / 46 beds in total, (35 pre operative beds, 11 post operative beds).
7 beds used for 12 fistula patients (additional beds needed).
Majority of patients are from Kisii, 80% some from Kitale and other places.
The average age of patients is around 18 to 28 years old, with the youngest being 18 years old and the oldest patient 70 years old.
Physiotherapy sessions were conducted before and after the surgical interventions.
58 surgical interventions were carried out:
- 41 VVF
- 9 RVF
- 8 other interventions
32 new patients screened for fistula treatment