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A discussion on fistula is never a part of a health visit. Most developing countries have a limited number of health personnel and hence they are able to provide new mothers only with most basic information. Promoting professional ethics and professional skills are a major part of the solution of the stated injury of obstetric fistula.

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, – “Hope, healing, and dignity for all” | PPD

What is obvious hence is that even with the best of intentions; some efforts can create challenges for not only health care providers but also make patients who live under adverse conditions exceptionally vulnerable. Ending Obstetric Fistula would be arrived at only if the focus of developing countries would be on three integrated components — Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation.

The presence of Obstetric Fistulas in any country projects the quality and effectiveness of its health care delivery system.

Until , with more than 30 partner countries of the UNFPA countries having integrated fistula into their relevant national policies and plans, above 27, women have received fistula treatment and care under the Campaign to End Fistula. But still the work ahead is enormous.

There is absolute need for a thorough understanding of this severely neglected health and human rights tragedy within the social context in which obstetric emergencies arise and how they are addressed in developing countries.

Health Matters: Preventing & Managing Obstetric Fistula Pt.1

Collective action can eliminate fistula, ensuring that girls and women who suffer this devastating condition are treated in time for them to be able to live in dignity. There is gap found in the PPD member countries regarding the data availability on the prevalence rate of fistula and the urgency is to address this with the highest priority. On the occasion of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, PPD Secretariat would like to call upon all the Member Countries to increase investments and programmatic implementation to end fistula and rehabilitate the affected women and enable them to continue living with dignity.

The Global South carries the immense burden of Obstetric Fistula. This has to see an end. It is for Member Countries to consistently and consciously work with a firm political commitment towards elimination of child marriage and also improve on adequate institutional care for the pregnant women.

Obstetric Fistula: Guiding Principles for Clinical Management and Programme Development

Result: Out of the patients studied, 87 Eighty-nine Conclusion: Two-thirds of the patients were anaemic based on WHO's cut off and this is higher than global and local prevalence of anaemia in non-pregnant women. Therefore, it is reasonable to suspect anaemia in obstetric fistula patients and correction of same should start as early as possible in order to minimize the complications of anaemia in this group of patients.

Waiting for attention and care: birthing accounts of women in rural Tanzania who developed obstetric fistula as an outcome of labor. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. Department of Making Pregnancy Safer.

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Obstetric Fistula: Guiding principles for clinical management and programme development. Geneva: WHO Library cataloguing-in-publication data. Wall LL. Obstetric vesicovaginal fistula as an international public-health problem. Lancet ; The role of delayed childbearing in the prevention of obstetric fistulas. Iatrogenic genitourinary fistula: an year retrospective review of injuries.

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