9 June 2017

Liberia: Operations for Fistula Victims Launched

A two-week nationwide surgical campaign for women suffering from Fistula across the country has been launched in Gbarnga, Bong County.

Some foreign doctors and their local counterparts led by the National Coordinator of the Fistula Project, Dr. John Mulbah are expected to conduct surgery on 50 women suffering from the sickness.

The surgical operation campaign, which appears to be one of the major targets of UNFPA and Zonta International to give Fistula Victims new hope and dignity, is currently taking place at the Phebe Hospital.

Launching the campaign, Bong County Health Officer, Dr. Gorbe Logan thanked the donor and doctors for their dedication and commitment to end the sickness in Liberia.

Dr. Logan said the complication was eroding the victims of their dignity and ability to live peacefully in the society.

He called on women suffering from the illness to show up for the campaign in order to be treated by the surgeons.

Earlier, a dedicated member of the Fistula Project, Emma Katakpah said since the project began in 2007, thousands of fistula victims have been operated on and reintegrated into the society.

She spoke of the three components of the project, which are prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, following which the women are re-united with their communities.

For his part, the National Coordinator of the project, Dr. John Mulbah, thanked the donors for the support including those foreign doctors who have come to help end the sickness in Liberia.

The campaign is being implemented by the Liberia Fistula Program through Phebe Hospital and School of Nursing and the Ministry of Health.


Weah Suspends Deputy Minister

From all indications, President George Manneh Weah is ready to flex his muscles against any official who will engage in… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 The NEWS. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.