What is Obstetric Fistula
Learn About Obstetric Fistula
Obstetric Fistula is a childbirth complication that occurs when there is a prolonged pressure from a baby’s head on a woman’s pelvic bone which in turn inflicts damages by causing a hole between the vagina and the bladder (vesicovaginal fistula) or the rectum and the vagina (rectovaginal fistula).
Obstetric Fistula happens as a result of many factors:
- Prolonged or Obstructed labour
- Harmful traditional practices
- Untimely access to good healthcare expertise and facilities
- Young Maternal age
- Female Genital Mutilation
What We Do
Bashir Fistula Foundation
Bashir Fistula Foundation is a non-governmental organization dedicated to increasing awareness of Obstetric Fistula and improving the quality of life of Obstetric Fistula patients.
Founded in September 2018 by young passionate and change-driven individuals, with the mandate of fighting against the menace of Obstetric fistula using the proven methodologies of advocacy which includes community sensitization and promoting the education of the girl child, amidst other core focus such as providing sustainable material for the fistula patients, surgical intervention and rehabilitation approach.