Hope for women with advanced stage prolapse

In Australia, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is relatively common. Most cases are diagnosed and treated early so the outcomes for women are good.

In Ethiopia, it’s a very different situation. Many women live in remote areas with little access to medical care. They usually live with prolapse for years, resulting in advanced stage POP with complications.

Advanced pelvic organ prolapse in Ethiopia

Advanced stage POP remains one of the most common gynaecological problems in the country.

Like obstetric fistula, advanced POP has devastating physical and psychological impacts on a woman. Treatment can dramatically improve a woman’s health and quality of life.

In addition to obstetric fistula repair, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia provides surgery for a range of gynaecological conditions, including advanced stage POP.

Specialist care at Hamlin fistula hospitals

All six Hamlin fistula hospitals have a specialist surgeon with urogynaecology skills to undertake surgical repair of advanced stage POP.

This life-changing treatment is free of charge to patients.

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