- 32 campaigns by #FrontineEndingFGM
- reaching 11,500,000 on radio, TV, and social media.
An interview with Ugaso Mohamud Ali: A nurse and author of a book that speaks on the ill effects of FGM, Jijiga, Ethiopia, December 7th, 2022
Ugaso while giving an interview on Universal TV said:
“I was inspired to write this book since I have been working for nine years in Somali regional hospitals as a medical nurse. I have undergone many mothers who are brought to the hospital during labor and going through difficult situations due to having been circumcised when they were young. Also, young girls who are in serious medical conditions visit us in the hospitals, especially during their menstrual periods.”Ugaso Mohamud Ali
The worst case I encountered was a young girl whom I was treating, who fell into the fistula.
The girl left her home at a young age to work at a small business for her family. On that trip, she experienced a rape that caused her to have a fistula which resulted in the urine and feces coming out in the same place. Today, she is a patient living with that chronic pain (Fistula), and she always wears diapers.
Author Ugaso added that the hospital is visited every day by new brides who need to be reopened again because they were circumcised in the past. they go through more serious health risks than before.
“I advised the community to unite on how to eradicate circumcision, which inherited a health risk to our young girls.”Ugaso Mohamud Ali