PREVENTION

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HEALTH DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL

Health Development International (HDI) has a Rapid Response Team to Prevent Obstetric Fistula

Health Development International (HDI) has a Rapid Response Team to Prevent Obstetric Fistula

Workers in Niger teach villagers about the danger of prolonged obstructed labor.

Workers in Niger teach villagers about the danger of prolonged obstructed labor.

If a woman is in obstructed labor, she will be taken to the nearest surgeon by any method available- including a donkey cart or a motorcycle. Using this approach they have brought the maternal mortality and obstetric fistula rate down from as high as 1/7 to 1/126,000 births.

If a woman is in obstructed labor, she will be taken to the nearest surgeon by any method available- including a donkey cart or a motorcycle. Using this approach they have brought the maternal mortality and obstetric fistula rate down from as high as 1/7 to 1/126,000 births.