May 25, 2010

In Jigawa state, MSF teams have been offering emergency obstetric care and fistula repair surgery.

July 01, 2007

Treating Fistula in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Usually the result of complications during delivery, a fistula is an opening between the bladder and the vagina, or between the rectum and the vagina. Women become incontinent, and are often shunned from their societies and families as a result. They can also suffer additional medical consequences. Access to pre-natal care and interventions to assist with complicated labor, including C-sections are essential to preventing fistulas.