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NGO Urges Dakwa Women to Seek Quality Reproductive Health Services Against Obstetrics Fistula


Women in Dakwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have been urged to seek effective antenatal care, nutritional information and other reproductive health services to prevent all kinds of pelvic deformities, caused by Obstetrics Fistula.

The call was made at a sensitization program organized by a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, known as Heroic Discovery and Community Development Center, HEDCODEC, to mark this year’s United Nations Obstetrics Fistula Day.


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HEDCODEC Program Manager, Mrs. Monsurat Abdullah, said obstetric fistula remains a devastating pregnancy-related disability.

She noted that the National Strategy Framework for the Elimination of Obstetric Fistula in Nigeria has estimated that Nigeria’s prevalence of obstetric fistula is 3.2 per 1,000 birth, and it was estimated that about 13,000 new cases occur annually.

Mrs. Abdullah, called on government and non-governmental organizations, NGOs, to develop innovative strategies for improving access to family planning as a way to reduce or totally eradicate obstetrics fistula, in the country.