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Prevention requires improvements in the functioning of the conventional health care and economic systems to reduce the incidences, addressing primary causes such as low levels of education, acute shortage of midwives/medical workers, high rate of teenage pregnancies, child marriages and poor nutrition. It also requires enhancing professionalism among health workers, massive infrastructural developments and ensuring health facilities are properly equipped, monitored and supervised.

Empowerment of women, girls and men in the communities to champion the cause is critical, as well as making resources available to increase access and utilization of services like family planning, antenatal care and above all, to invest in public health education.

 

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10 FACTS ON OBSTETRIC FISTULA
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