Yichalem Belay Mekonen

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Full Name: Yichalem Belay Mekonen

Age: 25

Region, Village: Amhara, Sekela

SMA Class and Graduation Date: 43rdClass , Graduated on May 23, 2018

Years lived with fistula: 4 months

Marital status and Number of kids: Married and has 3 children

Health Status : Fully Cured

Yichalem was married when she was 15 years old. She developed RVF fistula because of ‘accidental cattle horn’ injury. After treatment she joined Healing Hands of Joy Bahir Dar center for Safe Motherhood Ambassador training.

She said “Although my problem was because of accidental cattle horn injury, I understand that the major cause of obstetric fistula is prolonged labor so I will teach my community.”

 IGA Interest: Cow Fattening 

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