In Southern Punjab 85% women give birth at home with no trained medical practitioners. Pregnant female are not allowed to consult to doctors due to cultural and social barrier. Complication of delivery become cause of fistula. 95% general public are unaware about this disease. Due to such disease female live miserable life. Divorce ratio and traumatize is very high. Lack of access to information and awareness they don`t know that surgery is available , and they can get their lives back.
Fistula is the biggest morbidity in Pakistan. Many women can not afford high cost of skilled obstetric care. Complications of obstructed labor are not recognized, Poor availability of health services, lack of obstetric care, traditions. Owing to Fistula, difficult for them to travel in public transport. Impossible to attend ceremonies. They have to face familial and social rejection. Divorce in Pakistan 90%. Many women fall into extreme poverty. Some cannot cope with pain and commit suicide.
This project will aware and mobilize the 1 million people through awareness session, community meetings, seminars, display of banners, public announcement theatre performance, ICE material, trainings and health camps. Project has aim to facilitate 200 fistula patents in surgery and rehabilitation. Project will train 100 LHVs, 100 Nurses, 100 LHWs and 200 Community activists. It will support in stop early age marriage. Promote prenatal checkups. TBAs will be discouraged. Govt. will be sensitized
It will supportive for formation of policy for fistula patents. 200 cured female will become ambassador of Fistula. Trained health practioners will treated them. People will aware and takup it as a big disease. Fistula injury will reduce and treatment ration will. Ratio of prenatal checkups will increase and community will take care of pregnant female. Early age marriage will reduce. Permanent community activist groups will be formed. Delivery with trained health practioners will increase.