The Australian surgeon saving the lives and dignity of thousands of women in Africa, one surgery at a time.
Dr Andrew Browning AM is an Australian-trained obstetrician, gynaecologist and senior fistula surgeon. In 2001, he joined Dr Catherine Hamlin in her first fistula hospital in Ethiopia and five years later took charge of the first regional Hamlin Fistula hospital. In 2009 he started his own charity, the Barbara May Foundation, to take the work that the Hamlins had started out of Ethiopia to the rest of Africa, and focus more on fistula prevention. Today, Andrew divides his time between Australia and Africa. He was named as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to improving maternal health care for women in poverty.