World Assembly of Muslim Youth WAMY has screened and treated 26 women who had fistula in Mangochi.

Coordinator of the four day campaign Ishmael Ngongondo described the initiative which was held at Mangochi district hospital as fruitful.

Ngongondo said women aged between 18 and 26 were screened.

However, he said the campaign failed to reach more women as many of them are busy in their farms.

Ngongondo stated that poverty is contributing to the problem of fistula as many girls in the district consider marriage as the best solution to the challenge hence having complications when giving birth.

Therefore, he said there is need to civic educate the community on fistula in order to eliminate the problem.

Commenting spokesperson of Mangochi district hospital Harold Kabuluzi commended WAMY for conducting the campaign which has helped the facility in treating fistula patients in the district.

Kabuluzi said the hospital had planned a number of programs to sensitize the community on the screening of fistula and dangers of this problem.