Jane Namazzi has been leaking urine for the last 20 years; she acquired this condition after her first pregnancy at 14 years.
This condition is called obstetric fistula an abnormal opening between the female genital tract and the bladder and /or the rectum due to prolonged or obstructed labour without timely access to an emergency caesarean section.
We carried out a pilot study using a community based approach in Kiboga. The study was funded by the Makerere University School of Public Health CDC funded fellowship program and the Future Health Systems consortium.
We worked with the communities to identify strategies that could be used to reintegrate women with Obstetric fistula who had undergone surgical repair back into their community.