Sunday, 20 July 2008

Goodbye Dr Dave and Helen

Dr Dave and Helen Lyth left us yesterday to return to the Mercy Ships landbase in Sierra Leone via their home in Scotland. Dave does VVF surgeries for women who have been damaged during child birth. Last year they did around 300 surgeries. Helen works with the women while they recuperate to give them basic literacy or numeracy skills. Some of the women require multiple operations and so are able to develop useful skills while at the centre. She also helps out at a street school which supplements the primary education offering for youngsters in Sierra Leone. Sometimes she has 50 children in her class (she takes the children who don't go to school at all).

More Info:

Dave and Helen Lyth Blog
Aberdeen West African Fistula Centre


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