Obstetric Fistula in Burundi: a comprehensive approach to managing women with this neglected disease

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/315032
Title:
Obstetric Fistula in Burundi: a comprehensive approach to managing women with this neglected disease
Authors:
Tayler-Smith, Katie; Zachariah, Rony; Manzi, Marcel; van den Boogaard, Wilma; Vandeborne, An; Bishinga, Aristide; De Plecker, Eva; Lambert, Vincent; Christiaens, Bavo; Sinabajije, Gamaliel; Trelles, Miguel; Goetghebuer, Stephan; Reid, Tony; Harries, Anthony
Journal:
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Abstract:
In Burundi, the annual incidence of obstetric fistula is estimated to be 0.2-0.5% of all deliveries, with 1000--2000 new cases per year. Despite this relatively high incidence, national capacity for identifying and managing obstetric fistula is very limited. Thus, in July 2010, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) set up a specialised Obstetric Fistula Centre in Gitega (Gitega Fistula Centre, GFC), the only permanent referral centre for obstetric fistula in Burundi. A comprehensive model of care is offered including psychosocial support, conservative and surgical management, post-operative care and follow-up. We describe this model of care, patient outcomes and the operational challenges.
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd
Issue Date:
21-Aug-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/315032
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2393-13-164
PubMed ID:
23965150
Language:
en
ISSN:
1471-2393
Appears in Collections:
Womens/Reproductive Health

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTayler-Smith, Katieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, Ronyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorManzi, Marcelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorvan den Boogaard, Wilmaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVandeborne, Anen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBishinga, Aristideen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDe Plecker, Evaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLambert, Vincenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorChristiaens, Bavoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSinabajije, Gamalielen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTrelles, Miguelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGoetghebuer, Stephanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorReid, Tonyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarries, Anthonyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-31T20:49:20Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-31T20:49:20Z-
dc.date.issued2013-08-21-
dc.identifier.citationObstetric Fistula in Burundi: a comprehensive approach to managing women with this neglected disease. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2013; 13:164.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1471-2393-
dc.identifier.pmid23965150-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2393-13-164-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/315032-
dc.description.abstractIn Burundi, the annual incidence of obstetric fistula is estimated to be 0.2-0.5% of all deliveries, with 1000--2000 new cases per year. Despite this relatively high incidence, national capacity for identifying and managing obstetric fistula is very limited. Thus, in July 2010, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) set up a specialised Obstetric Fistula Centre in Gitega (Gitega Fistula Centre, GFC), the only permanent referral centre for obstetric fistula in Burundi. A comprehensive model of care is offered including psychosocial support, conservative and surgical management, post-operative care and follow-up. We describe this model of care, patient outcomes and the operational challenges.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltden_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMC Pregnancy and Childbirthen_GB
dc.subjectMaternal Care/Women's Healthen_GB
dc.subjectModels of Careen_GB
dc.titleObstetric Fistula in Burundi: a comprehensive approach to managing women with this neglected diseaseen
dc.identifier.journalBMC Pregnancy and Childbirthen_GB

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