Updated Oct 02, 2018

Harnessing mhealth for improved fistula awareness and referral

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Snapshot

Focus Areas:

Maternal Newborn and Child Health

Maternal Newborn and Child HealthSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Tanzania

TanzaniaSEE LESS

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Innovation Description

As a result of health inequalities created by poverty, up to 21,400 Tanzanian women currently live with obstetric fistula(1), with an estimated 3,000 more developing the condition each year(2). More than 85% of these women lose their baby in childbirth(3). Due to social stigma, limited knowledge of available treatment and the condition itself, affected women are often rejected by their communities and live in isolation, making their identification and referral for treatment a major challenge.

Milestones

Mar 2018
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$75,000
Date Unknown
New Country
Tanzania
Date Unknown
New Country
Tanzania