UNFPA begins campaigns against fistula in Borno
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with Borno State Government has commenced campaigns against Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF) among women that gave births in the state. The fistula campaigns and repairs are being funded by the Canadian and Korean Governments for $5 million (N1.8billion). Repairs of fistula among women, was disclosed on Tuesday in…
At the mercy of unskilled workers: death toll rises as more women develop fistula – Part 2
An investigation by Franka Osakwe, reveals that unskilled health workers in Nigeria hospitals attend to women in labour. As a result, there are many cases of the unsafe Ceaserian section and mismanaged labour, causing obstetric fistula and maternal deaths. In this report, some of the victims who were recently repaired have shared their experiences. The…
Cross River will feed women undergoing fistula repairs- First Lady
The wife of Cross River State governor, Dr Linda Ayade, said the state is willing to assist with the feeding and rehabilitation of women undergoing fistula repairs at the General Hospital, Ogoja, Cross River state. Dr Ayade, made this declaration on Thursday while receiving some delegates from EngenderHealth, implementers of USAID fistula Care Plus project,…
Kwara monarchs set to champion advocacy against fistula
Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has promised to champion advocacy on prevention of obstetric fistula, as well as other maternal birth complications in Kwara State.
Kwara sets aside about N16m for fistula, said Commisioner
The commissioner for health in Kwara State, Dr Sulaiman Alege, said about N16million was budgeted and already partly released in a bid to eradicate obstetric fistula in the state.