Hazily, 16, is from the Mara region of Northern Tanzania. She was raised by a single mother and spent most of her time helping her at home. When she was 15, Hazily got engaged and became pregnant after a few months. After the birth of her first child, she developed fistula. 

“Two weeks after delivery, urine was coming out uncontrolled. I was so scared because I had never heard about this condition before,” said Hazily.

9 months later, her mother realized that the condition was unusual, and decided to take her to a hospital in their home region of Rukwa, where she was diagnosed with an obstetric fistula. Hazily was then referred to CCBRT for treatment. Hazily and her mother were terrified but decided to make the journey to Dar Es Salaam. In November 2020, Hazily fistula diagnosis was confirmed by doctors at CCBRT, and received the good news that her condition was treatable. At CCBRT, patient transport and fistula treatment are free. 

“Before I got fistula, my fiancé loved me and cared for me in any situation. However, after seeing me in this condition, he did not even want to see me. He decided to abandon us and up until this day I do not know where he is- and he has never looked for me or his son,” Hazily said. 

Hazily and her mother are grateful to CCBRT and everyone who has made this possible and she will always be glad for the service and care she received.