UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, Africa Fistula Foundation

Socially reintegrating survivors in Nigeria through skills training

In Nigeria, obstetric fistula still remains a public health challenge with hundreds of thousands of women afflicted. These women suffer severe medical, psychological and social issues that impact their daily lives. Many are rejected by their own families and communities, and sent away to live in hospitals or other places among women with similar conditions.

UNFCU Foundation supports the UNFPA-led Campaign to End Fistula with 100% of the funds going to help obstetric fistula patients acquire work skills and to procure machines and other tools.

Program goals:
  • Expand treatment and social reintegration services (livelihoods training) to 200 fistula survivors in the Northeastern Nigerian states of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe
Key fact:
  • USD 400 covers the cost of fistula treatment for one woman, including surgery, post-operative care and rehabilitation support