By Henok Reta

Elfinesh Wate, 22, recently overcame one of the most difficult challenges in her life: years-long battle against obstetric fistula. She underwent an hour-long surgery to get cured at Hamlin Fistula Care Center in Yirgalem, a small town in the Southern Regional State. Having lost her child during delivery, Elfinesh is to a large extent satisfied with the procedure. The young woman will be mourning the death of her newborn