Project Example

Obstetric Fistula Picture Book

This picture book is designed to support health service providers and field-level workers in raising awareness among local leaders and the general population about obstetric fistula and engaging these audiences in the effort to prevent obstetric fistula and improve maternal health in their communities.

The book is divided into three sections:

  • Section 1 describes the tragic story of 14 year old Fatema. The story is intended to be used in stimulating discussion about the factors contributing to Fatema‚Äôs tragedy.
  • Section 2 describes what an obstetric fistula is and how an obstetric fistula develops.
  • Section 3 focuses on how obstetric fistula can be prevented. It describes important actions that women, families, and communities can take to ensure that women go through pregnancy safely.

Source: EngenderHealth

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019