Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Maternal Newborn and Child Health
Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Maternal Newborn and Child HealthSEE LESS
Tanzania and Tanzania
Tanzania and TanzaniaSEE LESS
Countries Implemented In
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.