Africa

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Ross Reynolds interviews Carolyn Anderman, director of international programs for One By One, a Seattle-based group helping women in Africa recover from a devastating birth complication called obstetric fistula.  Affected women are often shunned in their communities for a condition that can be fixed with a $500 operation.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa means Washington state investment officers won’t be traveling to that region anytime soon.

"When I wake up in the morning, I will pray to God to give me strength and focus," says 21-year-old Sorie Fofana.