Weekend Evenings with Christine Anu: Andrew Browning’s two decades of caring for African women

May 21, 2021

Andrew Browning  is an Australian doctor – an  obstetrician and gynaecologist  – who has become world renowned for his work in Africa, particularly helping  women suffering with obstetric fistula in Africa.

Before he completed  his medical degree in Australia, he’d already spent some time at a hospital in Rwanda at the frontline of the 1994 genocide.

Since then, as a senior fistula surgeon, he has worked from Ethiopia to Sierra Leone, Tanzania to Togo, helping thousands of women over the past two decades.

He also was worked with renowned fellow Australian, the late Catherine Hamlin at the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa.

In 2019 he received an AM – a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia  – for “significant service to the international community through the provision of obstetric care to women in Africa”.

Christine Anu spoke to Andrew about his newly published memoir, simply called “A Doctor in Africa” as well as the Barbara May Foundation which works to reduce the high incidence of death and extreme injury in pregnancy and childbirth in Africa.

Listen to the interview