Such factors explained the higher rates of obstetric fistula
in rural locations.
Saucier has done additional research on women living with obstetric fistula
in Ethiopia, analyzing current efforts to eradicate the condition there.
Head of Maternal and Child Health care centre (MCH) Unit-II, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Regional Programme Manager, Fistula Project, MCH Center PIMS, Prof Nasira Tasnim said UN General Assembly has designated May 23, as the official International Day to end Obstetric Fistula
He explained that one of the most serious injuries of childbirth, obstetric fistula
is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged, obstructed labour due to the lack of timely and adequate medical care.
Somalia is also the leading country in female genital mutilation "FGM" (98%) and has the highest rate of Type III FGM (infibulation called pharaonic), with 79% of all Somali women having undergone the procedure, which is a major contributing factor for obstetric fistula
In the petition, they explained that obstetric fistula
was a hole between the birth canal and the rectum or bladder that leads to continuous, uncontrollable flow of urine or faeces, or both.
He added that victims of obstetric fistula
are usually among the hardest to reach, and are often illiterate and with limited access to health services, including maternal and reproductive health care.
23 May is the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
, which promotes action towards treating and preventing the condition.
He led Muslim Charity's #HonouringOurMothers campaign in 2013 and championed the cause of Obstetric Fistula
surgery for affected mothers.
Dead women walking: Neglected millions with obstetric fistula
Creating awareness about the problem of obstetric fistula
in women, an upcoming presentation will narrate the story of one Australian doctor who has dedicated her life helping women in an East African country suffering from the problem.
ONE OF the most distressing health conditions I have come across in South Sudan is young girls suffering from an obstetric fistula
. An obstetric fistula
is a childbirth complication due to obstructed labour.