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I trained to be a surgeon when I couldn’t read or write

Mamitu Gashe is a world-renowned Ethiopian surgeon who specialises in repairing obstetric fistula. She decided to become a surgeon after she almost died in childbirth at the age of 16. But at the time she was a child bride who couldn't read or write.

Image: Mamitu Gashe
Credit: Kalkidan Yibelta

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