By Kizito Makoye
DAR ES SALAAM (IDN) – Resting on her bed, Maimuna Saguti recalls the harrowing suffering she went through two months ago when she had to give birth under a mango tree while on her way to hospital.
“I don’t want to remember that day. The waters had broken hours before we reached the hospital,” she told IDN.
The 35-year-old food vendor from the village of Lukanga in Tanzania's coastal Pwani Region suffered childbirth-related complications that not only caused an obstetric fistula, she also lost her child a few hours after giving birth.