Sayida Sadick

2021 Fellow from Ghana

Sayida Maltiti Sadick is an award-winning journalist with more than five years' experience in media practice and more than three years' experience in health advocacy for rural women, especially with respect to fistulas. Currently, Sayida is the executive director of Maltiti Care International, an organization that conducts free repair surgeries for rural women with fistulas, with a record of more than 100 successful surgeries since 2017. She volunteers as the northern regional coordinator for the Ghana Reconstruction of Anomaly and Trauma Fund, which has provided free surgeries for more than 1,000 people from rural communities in northern Ghana. Sayida holds a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. She is dedicated to empowering women through fistula eradication and maternal health advocacy to ensure that women are well positioned to assume leadership positions in their communities. On completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Sayida intends to work with partners and networks from the Fellowship to provide more access to free repair surgeries for rural women with fistulas and to train these women in vocational skills to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on gender equality, reduced inequalities, and good health and well-being.

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