End Obstetric Fistula in Sylhet Division

End Obstetric Fistula in Sylhet Division

Obs. Fistula is not just a medical issue but also a social issue. Obstetric fistula is one of the distressing pregnancy-related morbidity in Bangladesh, mostly occurs in marginalized living behind population. Sylhet division is at high risk of obstetric fistula due to its Pocket areas (teagardens, Haor) –early marriage, poverty, illiteracy, lack of awareness.

The DGHS with the support of UNFPA and CIPRB has been implementing the “End Obstetric Fistula Program” in Sylhet division (all four districts) since January 2019.

The General Objective of the research is to eliminate obstetric fistula in Sylhet division. The specific Objective of the research includes to identify all fistula cases at the facility level in Sylhet, to refer for better treatment to tertiary institutions, to ensure surgical operation of new fistula cases if needed, and to establish fistula management and rehabilitation.

The project coverage includes all 4 districts of Sylhet Division (Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Sunamganj).  This project is implemented with the coordination of CS office. CIPRB provided technical support for project implementation, 4 functional fistula corners at 4 district hospitals and three District Coordinators of CIPRB work closely with the GoB.

Progress of fistula project