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Table 1 Community messages used pre-screening

From: Community-based screening for obstetric fistula in Nigeria: a novel approach

Message 1 The continuous leakage of urine or faeces or both through woman’s private part is called a fistula.
Message 2 This condition can be completely treated through surgical operation in the hospital.
Message 3 The women who are identified with this condition at the screening will be operated free of charge.
Message 4 Women with other forms of leakage not related to fistula will be referred to other hospitals to get treatment, where they shall bear the cost of transportation and operations.