Ton Koene
Elizabeth Rolfes
Doctor, from Germany
I remember one woman who was in labor in a village for several days. She was afraid to come to Bossangoa hospital because of the violence. She was treated in the village but didn’t deliver, so they tried to tear the baby out which didn’t work. In the end she walked forty kilometers to the hospital. The baby died after one or two days, and the woman was horribly injured. Now she has long-term consequences from her fear. Her baby is dead and she has a fistula.