Mutambara Mission Hospital offering free surgeries to women who suffer from obstetric fistula

Mutambara Mission Hospital is offering free surgeries to women who suffer from obstetric fistula

2023-05-31 08:20:10

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Josephine Nyamwanza

Mutambara Mission Hospital is offering free surgeries to women who suffer from obstetric fistula, a serious condition that affects women who deliver their babies without proper medical care, as part of its maternal health program. In an interview Acting Provincial Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Officer Dr Tendai Nyafesa said a lot of women in Manicaland are affected by this condition, especially those who give birth at home without skilled health care attendants. Obstetric fistula is one of the most devastating injuries of childbirth which leads to women being abandoned or neglected by their partners and families, unable to work and stigmatised by their communities.