Dr Andrew Browning

Dr Andrew Browning
Upon completing his MRCOG, Andrew Browning joined the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Ethiopia in 2001 as a staff specialist and ran the training programme. In 2006 he established the first outreach fistula hospital in Ethiopia in a northern town called Barhirdar. He and 2 nurses and 10 nursing aids treated up to 6-700 obstetric fistula patients per year within this unit as well as running a busy training programme and performing research, publishing numerous papers.

In 2011 he moved to Tanzania and formed the Selian Fistula Project to provide fistula operations in East Africa and also helping maternity units prevent fistulae from occurring.

He established and still runs ‘Maternity Care’, a local Ethiopian charity building and running maternity hospitals and upgrading and running government maternal services, now providing safe obstetric care to thousands of women every year.

He has spent nearly 12 years travelling around Africa and South East Asia, and teaching and providing fistula services from bases in Ethiopia and Tanzania.
He also helped found the Barbara May Foundation in Australia as a charity to provide funding for the fistula prevention services.

He advises the UNFPA, FIGO and WHO on obstetric fistula related issues.
He is married to Stephanie and has two children, William (aged 7) and Christopher (aged 3).