Prevention is Key

Tackling obstetric fistula in a speech at a Kenyatta University conference on Monday, Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta urged those suffering to seek assistance and called for more resources—both financial and human—to prevent this devastating condition.
Many women with the childbirth injury, humiliated and isolated by the symptomatic strong smell, are shunned and often facing separation and divorce. Around 2 million mothers globally suffer from the treatable condition, and Kenya reports 3,000 new cases annually.
At the conference, themed “Ending Obstetric Fistula in a Generation” to mark yesterday’s World Fistula Day, Kenyatta said preventing labor and delivery complications is critical.

Source: The Kenya Star

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