Alice survived a prolonged labor endured by her mother. Few babies do. In fact, 92% of fistula babies are stillborn.
Thanks to the dedicated work of Dr. Mulbah and the Liberia Fistula Project, her mother’s fistula was repaired. The devoted and caring teachers at the Liberia Fistula Rehabilitation and Reintegration Center are teaching her mother a trade that will enable her to earn money once she graduates.
By the time Alice is old enough to have children of her own, there will be more medically trained midwives in Liberia, many of whom will have been educated at the Phebe Para Medical Training Programs and School of Nursing adjacent to the Rehab Center. By then, Dignity:Liberia’s maternity waiting home should be built and operational.
Alice’s live birth is a miracle and a sign of hope for the future.