“Prevention of obstetric fistula and maternal deaths stillremains our challenge and any slight set back escalates the situation,” an official said
Although, 2,000 repairs are carried out every year, a good proportion of women affected by fistula are not receiving the required treatment.
The ward was put in place to create more space for obstetric fistula patients.
'I was not interested in boys because they were not going to support a girl who smells all day long'
'We need to prevent Obstetric Fistula by sensitising young girls to stay in schools, avoid early marriages and produce children at the right age'
The objective of the women’s hospital is to provide health services for obstetric fistula and other child birth-related injuries.
The UNAA leader, Julius Lwebuga, says $1.6m (sh5.8b) has been sourced to build a Fistula Hospital and Maternal Health Hospital in Soroti.
According to Koire, more than 50% of the women who attend antenatal services in Butaleja Health Centre III are girls aged between 13 to 16 years.
In Uganda, Obstetric Fistula represents an important public health problem with an estimated 140,000 to 200,000 women with fistula
The module is expected to help at least a total of 200 fistula patient across the Teso sub-region
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