Day 11: Jos, Nigeria 2005

Woman at the Evangel Hospital in Jos, Nigeria, 2005.
Photo Credit: IVUmed

When you meet a woman, who has leaked urine from her body and soaked her clothes for the past 15 years and is afraid to interact with anybody in her society, and through a relatively simple surgery, you fix that. You’ve just changed her whole outlook on life and what she does and what she’ll do forevermore. You can’t put that in a bottle and sell it. It’s just the best thing there is.

Joe Costa, MD
IVU Board Member and Volunteer Surgeon