Yitayish Alemayehu Desta

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Full Name: Yitayish Alemayehu Desta

Age: 35

Region, Village: Amhara, Ayehu Guagusa

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

Years lived with fistula: 9 months

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

Health Status : Fully Cured 

Yitayish was married at the age of 15 and had her first child at 18 . She had 6 pregnancies,  with 2 deliveries via c-section. During her last pregnancy, even though she has history of antenatal care follow up, Yitayish decided to give birth at home that resulted in prolonged labot and obstetric fistula. She described her illness as,``I cried day and night. I was depressed.’’  After medical treatment, Yitayish joined Healing Hands of Joy’s Bahir Dar Rehabilitation center to be trained as a Safe Motherhood Ambassador. At her graduation She said, “I will be carry out my responsibility in searching cases and teaching my community.’’

IGA Interest: Petty trading

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