Obstetric Fistula

Nigerian doctors admit causing obstetric fistulas, injuries to women

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nigerian gynaecologists have finally admitted that the growing number of obstetric fistula cases (holes developed between the vagina and rectum or bladder) are as a result of surgical errors caused by doctors and healthcare professionals during medical procedures, most often, during caesarean sections (CS).
They conceded to this fact after several hospital-based studies proved that there is now an increase in iatrogenic fistulas, giving rise to more maternal morbidity and mortality.

Nigeria announces nationwide free surgery for patients with fistula

Friday, November 24, 2017

The federal government of Nigeria is planning to carry out free surgery and laboratory services for all fistula patients in all Federal Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in the country. This was announced by Nigeria’s health minister, Prof Isaac Adewole. The minister announced this while speaking at the National Stakeholders Meeting on Obstetric Fistula in Abuja.

Prevention will end fistula scourge, says EngenderHealth

Friday, February 10, 2017

Worried about the 12,000 new cases of Fistula occurring yearly in Nigria, EngenderHealth- managers of USAID funded fistula Care Plus Project (FC+), says prevention as the best way to end the number of new cases.
They made this appeal at a roundtable on fistula prevention by the organization in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State.