First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Visits Recipients of Free Fistula Surgeries

by Helvine Achieng
May 26, 2021

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has  visited patients who have benefited  from free fistula surgeries at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi as part of activities to commemorate the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.The first lady Margaret Kenyatta further  called for sustained efforts to end fistula, saying any woman suffering from the condition should be treated promptly and reintegrated into society.

“This morning, I was deeply touched by the opportunity to meet women who have recently undergone surgical repairs. I met women who have come all the way from Kitui, Baringo, Laikipia, Nakuru, Marsabit, Homa Bay and Nairobi,” stated Magret.


“On my part, I remain committed to supporting the aspirations of the global campaign to end Fistula. I will continue to lend my voice and support for increased investment to restore the dignity of women and girls,” 

“Collectively, we can create awareness, lobby for and put in place supportive measures to strengthen the capacity of our health systems to offer more treatment and surgical repairs as well as training of more doctors.”

The free surgeries were performed during the ongoing fistula camp organized by KNH that started on 17 May running up to May 28.

The First Lady said the theme of this year’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, which is “Women’s rights are human rights! End Fistula now”, is a reminder that many injustices still face women and girls today.