Reproductive health. Over 25000 women and girls die each year More than 500,000 Ethiopian women and girls suffer from disabilities 0.3% of all deliveries (8000-9000) develop obstetric fistula . Obstetric Fistula.
Over 25000 women and girls die each year
More than 500,000 Ethiopian women and girls suffer from disabilities
0.3% of all deliveries (8000-9000) develop obstetric fistula
It is a hole that forms in the vaginal wall communicating with the bladder (Vesico-Vaginal Fistula) or the rectum (Recto-Vaginal Fistula) or both, as a result of obstructed labour, beyond the reach of medical help.
A- Problems directly related to the three delays:
Delay in decision making
Delay in transportation to health institution
Delay of care in health institution
B- Other socio-cultural problems (contributing factors)
-Low status of women (Low involvement of women
as decision makers)
-Inhibitory socio-cultural practices
-poor information on health issues (both to men and women
Transportation system, not existing
-No means of communication
-Poor referral system
-Financial accountability (resources, supplies, etc)
-Health staff motivation (lack of commitment,
-Managerial accountability (Budgets underutilized)
- Restrictive laws
“Those mothers who failed to access road to EMOC will easily access road to death or disability’’.
-equipments and supplies