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About the project

The Challenge

At least 3,000 fistula cases are reported each year with only 7.5% of women able to access fistula treatment leaving 2,700 women unable to receive treatment with statistics showing that 4 out of 1,000 deliveries lead to fistula in Kenya which is an alarming trend.

Fistula camps in Nyeri and Makueni had been conducted this earlier this year but there were women who had been left out and were still suffering.

The Intervention

Safaricom Foundation in partnership with Flying Doctors Society of Kenya and Kenyatta National Hospital carried out a weeklong free fistula camp from 6th July to 12th July 2019 where screening and treatment was available free of charge.

The Impact

496 women were screened during the camp and 112 received surgery and treatment for fistula. With their dignity restored they can have decent lives free from stigma associated with fistula cases.

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