DOVENET, through her effort to curb the issue of fistula among women in the rural areas visited Ndiagu-Amagu community of Ikwo LGA and Igweledoha community of Ohaukwu with fistula prevention and treatment messages and other health messages.
Adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines, DOVENET carried out different activities in these two communities with the objective of reaching the grassroots level with appropriate messages on fistula and other health messages, identify fistula patients for treatment and referral, identify pregnant mothers and monitor and referred them to health care facilities. It is also an opportunity to share best practices, challenges and lesson learnt from the project implementation, develop new plans and make recommendations for improvement.
DOVENET identified eleven (11) fistula clients and had eight (8) successful repairs and three (3) failed repairs. DOVENET also referred eighteen (18) persons for antenatal care, five (5) persons for family planning and recorded four (4) safe deliveries.