In this episode of Accelerating Change, Dr Paul Browning speaks with Dr Andrew Browning AM, who is an Australian-trained obstetrician, gynaecologist and senior fistula surgeon.
In 2001, Andrew 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.
Andrew and Paul discuss the similarities and differences between the developed and developing world, how to stay grounded in an era of accelerating change, and whether there is hope for the future.