As we marked the International Day to End Obstetric
Fistula yesterday(May 23), both county and the national governments need to create more awareness on obstetric
fistula by providing the highest attainable standard of healthcare, reproductive health included, as the Constitution stipulates.
Before commencing the project, a baseline assessment of each district was carried out with special reference to the availability of basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric
Esther's life changed when our team of fistula specialists identified her problem during screening at a medical camp hosted by the Beyond Zero Medical Safari in Narok late last year.Of the 299 women screened in the county, 67 had obstetric
hysterectomy (EOH) can be a life-saving intervention for cases of severe intra-or postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).
Cullen concurred, calling the current situation "unconscionable." One of the primary reasons he sought AAFP leadership, he said, was to bring experiences learned during his 25 years of obstetric
practice in rural Alaska to bear on the current crisis.
Ultrasound machines were available in 23.4% of the anesthesia departments; however, only 8.5% reported its use in obstetric
He said it is immoral that the poorest, most vulnerable women and girls suffer needlessly from the devastating condition of obstetric
Women who may not be able to seek immediate obstetric
care in the event of foetal or maternal compromise, or who may not be able to monitor themselves appropriately, should be discouraged from fasting.
"Obstetrician-gynecologists and other obstetric
care providers should be in the forefront of policy efforts to enable all women to recover from birth and nurture their infants," the authors write.
Results: A total of 60 women-30 cases with thrombotic obstetric
complications as 'cases' and 30 as 'controls' - were included in the study.
fistula can be caused by prolonged labour which is mostly unrelieved, lack of access to a C-section, and low quality of C-section which can lead to iatrogenic fistula.
hysterectomy (EOH) refers to surgical removal of a pregnant uterus or recently pregnant uterus.