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This booklet was originally produced to help end fistula in Nigeria. You can improve this by gathering and sharing with us a list of hospitals and clinics in your country which help women with fistula and family planning.

Stop Obstetric Fistula in Nigeria

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Many Nigerian hospitals do fistula surgery for free, thanks to funds from sponsors and donors. Other hospitals require patients to pay N7,000 -N15,000 (US$35 to $75).

The Fistula Foundation Nigeria in Kano works with hospitals to give free fistula surgery, transportation, and accommodation. They have education programs and rehabilitation for women while they are in the hospital after surgery.

Fistula Care Plus and EngenderHealth work with USAID to provide free fistula surgery at Nigerian hospitals.

Hospitals in Nigeria that Perform Fistula Surgery

Family Life Center Fistula Hospital, Mbribit, Itam, Awka Ibom State
Bauchi State Fistula Center (General Hospital Ningi), Bauchi, Bauchi State
Ogoja Fistula Center (Ogoja General Hospital), Ogoja, Cross River State
National Fistula Center, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
Kazaure General Hospital, Kazaure, Jigawa Statew
Fistula Foundation Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
Laure Fistula Center (Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital), Kano, Kano State
Babbar Ruga Hospital (National Obstetric Fistula Center), Babbar Ruga, Katsina State
Nigeria National Fistula Program, Katsina, Katsina State
Birnin Kebbi Specialist Fistula Center, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State
Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State
The University College Hospital (University of Ibadan), Ibadan, Oyo State
Evangel VVF Center, Jos, Plateau State
Maryam Abacha Women & Children’s Hospital, Sokoto, Sokoto State
Faridat Yakubu General Hospital, Zamfara, Zamfara State

Fistula Foundation Nigeria
Address: Suit 9, Gidaje Plaza Gandun Albasa Zoo Road, Kano, Kano State, Nigeria 234
Phone: +2347037786426
Email: fistula[dot]nigeria[at]gmail[dot]com
Facebook: Fistula Foundation Nigeria

National Obstetric Fistula Center
Address: 86 Abakaliki/Enugu Expressway, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria 480001
Phone: 08032615067
Email: nationalobstetricfistulacentre[at]yahoo[dot]com
Facebook: National Obstetric Fistula Centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State

Family Planning Services & Resources

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)
Address: P.O. Box 30259
Secretariat, Ibadan
Oyo State
Phone: (234-02) 810-2760
Fax: (234-02) 810-1669

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Resources for Village Health Workers

A Book for Midwives
by Susan Klein, Suellen Miller, and Fiona Thomson

Health Actions for Women
by Melissa Smith, Sarah Shannon, and Kathleen Vickery

Helping Health Workers Learn
by David Werner and Bill Bower

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Where There Is No Doctor
by David Werner

Where Women Have No Doctor
by A. A. Burns, R. Lovich, J. Maxwell, and K. Shapiro

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