Our Impact

A fistula is easily preventable. But it still happens every day in underdeveloped countries across the world.

An estimated 2 million women live with fistula, predominantly in Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia and the Arab world.

While fistula is obviously a medical condition, there are numerous socio-cultural factors that both dispose women to the condition and which also result from a life with obstetric fistula.

Firstly, fistula primarily affects young, poor women with little or no access to maternal health services

 

Medical consequences: incontinence, infection, and possible infertility

Social consequences: isolation, abandonment, stigma, vulnerability

We aim to bring succor to these women by providing for them free repair surgeries by taking the following steps:

 

PROJECT DURATION: Two Weeks

Steps:

  • Call to women suffering from Obstetric Fistula within the region through various traditional and non-traditional means of information dissemination
  • Assessment of the women who indicate interest
  • Provision of transportation, feeding, and accommodation for the women
  • Free surgeries performed
  • Follow up assessment of the surgery
  • Close observation of the women after surgeries
  • Discharge of women who are certified to be in good health by the surgeons and doctors
  • Provision of transportation and micro-finance loans for the women to integrate them back into the society
  • Medical tests, consultations, and interviews with the women
  • Appointments with doctors