Project Lead(s): Clement Ndahani
Over 21,000 women in Tanzania live with obstetric fistula; a tear in the tissue between the vagina and bladder that can result in incontinence, and complications in childbirth, with a delivery failure rate of 85%. Obstetric fistula is accompanied with heavy social stigma and affected women are often rejected by their communities, and live in isolation. This can make identification and referral for treatment difficult. The mHealth Interactive Voice Response technology will be used to strengthen the ambassador network by providing on-demand information, increase referrals, and create better access to fistula treatment.