| May 1, 2018
"The needs are great"
Dr. James meets with fistula patients at CCBRT
This is one of our favorite times of the year. With Mother’s Day, International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, International Midwife’s Day and International Nurses Day, May is a month full of opportunities to celebrate and show our support for mothers, their children, and the healthcare workers who serve them.
Starting today, until May 13th, our friends at GlobalGiving will award bonus prizes to the top five projects with the most unique donors. Make a donation of any amount through our nominated GlobalGiving project today, and bring us closer to winning bonus prizes, and supporting more healthcare providers like Dr. James Chapa.
For Dr. James, one of CCBRT Disability Hospital’s two FIGO-accredited fistula surgeons, supporting maternal healthcare teams, and the expectant mothers they serve, means training providers to prevent and identify obstetric fistula.
“There is a big need for human resources around fistula because fistula is a big problem: 3,000 new cases each year in Tanzania. And no region of the country is spared – it’s everywhere…The needs are great…Fistula patients require a dedicated team for holistic recovery, including specialized nurses, physiotherapists and psychologists. Remember, fistula is more than a physical condition. Women with fistula have often experienced serious trauma and years of social exclusion as a result of their condition.”
Not only are we committed to the comprehensive treatment of fistula at CCBRT, but also to taking measures to prevent it from happening. CCBRT’s comprehensive maternal & newborn healthcare capacity building program is raising the quality of maternal and newborn healthcare in 23 health facilities in Dar es Salaam. Thanks to your generosity and the support of our partners, we are equipping healthcare providers to deliver high quality emergency obstetric care, and to prevent conditions like obstetric fistula from occurring.
Thank you for supporting providers like Dr. James, and the maternal healthcare teams serving thousands of women each year.