BURKINA FASO: Fistula in Sahel region highlighted

Monday, December 1, 2008
OUAGADOUGOU Monday, July 28, 2008 (IRIN) - Doctors in Burkina Faso say fistula is being under-reported, and are launching a new project to offer free surgery to some of the affected women. According to the government’s statistics, there were just 54 cases of fistula in Burkina Faso in 2007. But Aboubakar Coulibaly, a doctor in the national health system, said “Cases are being under-reported.” The main causes of fistula are men raping and impregnating very young children, and prolonged...
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