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Over 100,000 Women Suffer From Fistula In Kampala

Over 100,000 Women Suffer From Fistula In Kampala

At least 100,00 women of reproductive age in Uganda suffer from obstetric fistula, an abnormal opening between a woman’s genital tract and her urinary tract or rectum, State minister for Health Sarah Opendi has said. Ms Opendi notes that the prevalence has reduced from 2 per cent in 2011 to 1 per cent in 2016. […]

UNMISS Transports Fistula-Affected Women To Bentiu For Treatment

UNMISS Transports Fistula-Affected Women To Bentiu For Treatment

A woman in Bentiu receives post-surgical care. UNFPA, UNMISS and partners are currently helping women receive treatment for fistulas. Rebecca Simon spent 18 years without a single child. She traveled to Kenya, Uganda and Sudan, but was unable to find a doctor who could treat her condition. Now, after having been airlifted by the United […]

Government Mandates Free Treatment For Women With Fistula

Government Mandates Free Treatment For Women With Fistula

The Federal Government has mandated all federal-owned hospitals to offer free surgical repairs for women living with obstetric fistula. Fistula is an abnormal hole that forms in the vagina caused by prolonged, obstructed labour during childbirth. Minister of Health Prof Isaac Adewole said this in Ogoja, Cross River at the start of the latest pooled […]

Fistula Afflicts Most Vulnerable Women and Girls

Fistula Afflicts Most Vulnerable Women and Girls

Childbirth is supposed to be a joyous occasion. But for the most vulnerable women and girls, it can be anything but. Alexina Myambero Stimela knows this from experience. A nurse and midwife from Zambia, she was deployed to South Sudan as a United Nations Volunteer working with UNFPA. In 2013, while she was working the […]