From 2009 to 2017, she said that the pungent ordour that emanated from her body kept people fleeing.
But on Friday May 25, 2018, Ngum Masceline Tebit, 28 years, inhabitant of Muyuka in Fako Division was seen going about her business of selling fried corn and groundnut in her community unperturbed. She was one of those who benefited from medical operations carried out by Mercy Ships in Douala. Ngum Masceline Tebit had suffered from Vesico-viginal fistula. It is a body disorder resulting from an abnormal communication between the urinary bladder and vagina. Most often it is caused by prolonged or difficult labour and delivery in women especially younger girls, a Medical Doctor at the Muyuka District Hospital explained.
Ngum explained that after her operation by Mercy Ships on October 9, 2017 till date, she has not witnessed a drop of urine leakage. Her ordeal of leaking urine started in 2009 after she gave birth to her lone son and since then urine dripped from her vagina uncontrollable. “I washed dresses and dry on a daily bases. My acquaintances started suspecting that something might be wrong with me. I then confided in one of my neighbours with the hope that I might get assistance. Regrettably, she spread it in the community like wild fire that I was dripping urine. It then became an insult to me all the time,” she lamented.