Danja Fistula Center — Niger
Located in rural, southern Niger, the Danja Fistula Center (DFC Niger) offers comprehensive services to women suffering from childbirth injuries. Center staff also provide surrounding communities with prevention education and delivers fistula education for health workers.
“Best Fistula Facility in the Country”
DFC Niger opened in 2012 and was heralded as the finest fistula hospital in West Africa, by providing comprehensive recovery programs. WFF believes true recovery should address both the physical and emotional trauma women develop while living with a childbirth injury.
Each woman who seeks care at DFC Niger receives an individual recovery plan. In addition to free life-changing surgery, plans include transport to and from DFC Niger, accommodations, continuous nutritional support, and comprehensive pre- and post-operative care including physical therapy. Each patient at DFC Niger restores her emotional health through 1:1 counseling and group counseling with other survivors.
After surgery, women at DFC Niger may choose to attend the Reintegration Program which includes educational classes and vocational skills training that empowers them to generate their own income. Women may choose to take classes in literacy, health and training in sewing, knitting, embroidery, cooking/catering, and more. With empowerment skills, women are welcomed back into their communities with valuable skills to provide goods and services appreciated by all and that support themselves and their families.
Tsahara was an average teenager living in Niger with her parents and attending school, but at 16 her parents decided she should marry. Niger’s rate of child marriage is 75%: the highest in the world. Tsahara dropped out of school and by 17, she was pregnant.
To Date you have helped Danja Fistula Center accomplish so much!
Free surgeries to women suffering childbirth injuries
Fistula survivors received empowerment and social reintegration training
Community members reached for Safe Motherhood & Free Treatment
Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and medical professionals trained