International day to end Obstetric Fistula 2024
23 May 2024

Today is the International day to end Obstetric Fistula 2024. Obstetric fistula is one of the distressing pregnancy-related morbidity in Bangladesh, mostly occurs in marginalized living behind population. Sylhet division is one of the hard-to-reach division due to its geographical landscape include haor, hills and teagardens. In addition, women living in the teagardens are in high risk due to inadequate maternal health care and challenges to access quality care. The DGHS with the support of UNFPA and its implementing partner CIPRB has been started fistula elimination programme in Sylhet division since January 2019

In 2023, this project has completed the below milestones
 
Number of cases identified– 113
Number of women referred– 105
Number of women identified in teagardens– 14
Number of women identified in Haor areas– 23
Number of women operated – 78

Sylhet division is aimed to eliminate obstetric fistula by 2030 in partnership and collaboration with different stake- holders and make sure no one leaving behind.

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