Obstetric Fistula Legacy

Stories of Caring

Obstetric Fistula Legacy

“I met a young girl, just 11 years old, who developed fistula,” recalls Dr. John K. Mulbah, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Liberia. “Her parents feared that everything was lost.” But Dr. Mulbah explains that the girl’s fistula repair surgery was successful. “With support from our rehabilitation center and help from the Fistula Project, this girl was able to go back to school,” he says.

For more than 20 years, Johnson & Johnson has been a pioneer in working with partners and health care workers, like Dr. Mulbah, to address the suffering and stigma of obstetric fistula, a birth injury caused by prolonged labor common in areas where it is difficult to access proper care. Together, we are bringing women & girls better health outcomes.

From the 2013 Johnson & Johnson Annual Report