“They stood by their wives for about five, eight to 10 years of fistula. These are young men who would have chosen to remarry. They are community champions,”...
Fornara said improved health care coupled with sensitisation will completely eliminate the disease
According to the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, Uganda registers over140,000 women living with fistula.
There is a decline from 140,000 to 75,000 cases of fistula over the last half decade.
Fistula is an abnormal fistulous tract extending between the bladder and the vagina that allows the continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the...
The Ministry of Health has availed free treatment for obstetric fistula across regional referral and mission hospitals in Uganda. A recent press indicated...
Most fistulas are as a result of difficult childbirth and obstructed labour lasting more than 24 hours.
Early sensitization one way to end the disease
“It would be fantastic to see neighbours partnering in this way to solve problems associated with fistula."
Uganda's fistula prevalence is at 2%, with western Uganda having the highest prevalence.
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