Ob/gyn’s dream for women’s hospital in Africa comes true

For Lewis Wall, MD, a dream has come true.

For almost 20 years, he worked doggedly to build a hospital in one of the world’s poorest countries to treat women with a devastating childbirth injury. His dream became a reality in February, when a 42-bed hospital opened in Niger, Africa. The facility is dedicated to repairing fistulas, wounds inflicted by prolonged labor, which leave women — and often girls — steadily leaking urine and sometimes feces.

Read the full story in the WUSTL Newsroom.