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African childbirth injuries highlighted in national conference

African childbirth injuries highlighted in national conference

The work of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Africa is to be highlighted in front of more than 1,500 people as part of the Townswomen's Guild's AGM.

Taking place at Torquay's Riviera International Conference Centre on July 8, the conference will hear from Townswomen's Guild company secretary, Laurence Parkes about Obstetric Fistulae which is prevalent in poorer areas of the globe and especially subSaharan Africa although virtually eradicated in the western world.

Laurence will tell the audience about the childbirth injuries which are caused by obstructed births and a lack of basic medical facilities in isolated areas resulting in a high mortality rate.

The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital has a 90 per cent success rate in curing patients and has a worldwide reputation for excellence in its field. Its co founder, Dr Catherine Hamlin still regularly operates aged 84.

Also performing as part of the AGM will be Rosemary Hawthorne aka "The Knicker Lady" with her one woman hit show.

Prior to the event, the Townswomen's Guild will host its own version of the Proms with popular British light music and a singalong to traditional national songs.

More than 1,000 members are expected to attend the pre AGM concert taking place on Monday July 7, also at the Riviera International Conference Centre.
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For further information, please contact Sarah James, PR and marketing coordinator at the Riviera International Conference Centre on 01803 206 303 or email sjames@ricc.co.uk
More information on the Riviera International Conference Centre can be found on www.conferencetorquay.co.uk
For press information, please contact Katina Read at Splash Publicity at Katina@splashpublicity.co.uk or on 01803 858525, mobile 07811 774620

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