Assisting Women with Obstetric Fistulas: Helen Weld

April 6, 2009

From 2009 – 2011, Our Bodies Ourselves honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011

Entrant: Michele Chausse

Nominee: Helen Weld, Public Health Nurse

I do not know Helen personally, but I admire her efforts to assist women with obstetric fistulas in Africa, in addition to her other volunteer activities around the world.

Pictured below Helen (back row, center) and patients.

[Ed. note: Also see Helen’s blog about her work and travels:]


Courtesy of the West Africa Institute

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