Surgical therapy of Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Uganda, a global health issue
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is an increasing global problem, also in low-income countries. The main-focus of the project are local surgical camps, which are organized annually at the Regional Referral Hospital in Mbarara and the Bwindi Community Hospital. Recruitment originally aimed at patients with obstetric fistula, but now more women with POP answer the call. During the camps women, who cannot afford the treatment themselves, undergo surgery. In addition, local gynecologists are trained and taught POP diagnosis and surgery by pelvic floor specialists from Switzerland and Uganda. In the context of this the local pelvic floor specialist/gynecologist conducts his PHD thesis, under supervision of the project-leader, a prospective study about the POP therapy in Uganda.