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Restoring girls' and women's lives to dignity in Bugando.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12322287     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes a comprehensive project developed by a group professionals from Tanzania, which aims to mobilize action on vesico-vaginal fistula in the context of girls' and women's right to health. The first phase of the project ran for 18 months and included major activities. The project staff underwent intensive "hands-on" training together with an experienced surgeon or nurse. The method of training and service delivery was proven to be both effective and efficient, with approximately 150 girls and women treated during 1997-98. The project also conducted a study in order to advocate for better prevention and treatment. Furthermore, the Tanzania Midwives Association, in collaboration with the project, conducted an educational outreach with health workers throughout Mwanza Region. The project also produced a highly popular pocket-sized booklet and information sheet on vesico-vaginal fistula. The project seeks to break the silence surrounding vesico-vaginal fistula through an awareness program at the community, national, regional, and international levels. This includes painting provocative public murals and dissemination of information regarding vesico-vaginal fistula through the media.
M Bangser; D Leonard; L Mach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Safe motherhood     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1014-952X     ISO Abbreviation:  Safe Mother     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-04     Completed Date:  2000-01-04     Revised Date:  2012-05-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9885332     Medline TA:  Safe Mother     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Africa South of the Sahara
Africa, Eastern
Developing Countries
Health Education*
Reproductive Medicine*

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