Dr Andrew Browning AM is an Australian trained obstetrician who has spent his entire professional career volunteering in Africa as a medical missionary specializing in obstetric fistula surgery. Listen to Andrew tell us why we should "Be satisfied, and learn contentment", why we should "Look out not in " and why it's important to " Lead by coming last, being a servant " hosted by Jeffery Wang.
About Dr Andrew Browning
Dr Andrew Browning AM FRCOG FRANZCOG (hon)
Has been involved in the care of over 12,000 fistula patients across Africa and SE Asia and is considered an expert in his field. He was involved in establishing charities in Ethiopia and Tanzania to build and run free maternity hospitals for the poor, to prevent fistula and to train midwives in clinical skills. These charities and hospitals have overseen the safe delivery of over 80,000 women to date and trained nearly 1000 midwives in clinical skills. He founded the Barbara May Foundation in Australia to fund those hospitals.
He has been integral to starting fistula services in several African countries, has developed new surgical techniques that are now standard practice across the globe. He oversees the FIGO (International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) global fistula surgery training program as the chair of the FIGO Fistula and Genital Trauma Committee and chair of the FIGO Expert Advisory Group on Obstetric Fistula. He frequently advises the UN and WHO on fistula and related issues and he is a frequent keynote speaker at international medical conferences.
He has 57 publications, including his memoir ‘A Doctor in Africa’ as well as other books and chapters and the text book on fistula surgery co-written with Brian Hancock is distributed to all FIGO fistula trainees.
He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to international maternal health.
Lesson 1: Be satisfied, learn contentment 09m 10s
Lesson 2: You came with nothing, you will leave with nothing 11m 22s
Lesson 3: Where your treasure is, there is your heart 15m 48s
Lesson 4: Look out not in 21m 06s
Lesson 5: Let no debt remain apart from the debt to love each other 22m 34s
Lesson 6: Love is the common language 25m 24s
Lesson 7: Lead by coming last, being a servant 27m 49s
Lesson 8: Be Open to Criticism 31m 40s
Lesson 9: There is nothing new under the sun 34m 17s
Lesson 10: All is empty if all that we see is all that there is 39m 51s
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