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New Anesthesia Machine Could Improve Surgeries in Sierra Leone

Yatta Lahai and Fatama Alieu — two 30-year-old women in Sierra Leone — are waiting to have surgery that will restore their self-respect. Both women have fistula, a condition caused by prolonged obstructed labor that leaves a woman unable to control her urine, feces or both. Lahai says she lost her husband and the rest of her family because of the condition. Alieu says she avoids going out in public because of the embarrassment. The women are now under the care of the West Africa...

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