Obstetric Fistula

Fistula sufferers 'need financial support'

Government support and funding is needed to help the fistula sufferers of sub-Saharan Africa, it has been claimed.

Southern Senegal 'suffering exceptionally high fistula rates'

A lack of medical assistance during pregnancy and childbirth is leading to exceptionally high incidence rates of obstetric fistula in the southern region of Senegal, it has been reported.

Ethiopian doctor explains tragic consequences of fistula

Fistula really is "a tragedy on many levels", according to one Ethiopian surgeon...

'International efforts needed' to combat fistula

A greater commitment from governments, international organisations and health professionals is needed in order that fistulae can be prevented in the developing world, it has been claimed.

UNFPA 'continuing to combat fistula'

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says more than 12,000 women around the world have received treatment since the introduction of its Campaign to End Fistula in 2003.

Fistula ignorance 'a silent tragedy'

A common lack of public awareness and knowledge about obstetric fistulae in the developing world has been described as "a silent tragedy"...