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Emergency Obstetric Care and Obstetric Fistula Prevention Manual
This participant training manual, which was developed in Mali by Fistula Care partner IntraHealth International, provides an overview of obstetric and iatrogenic fistula, as well as prevention and treatment of fistula. The manual also describes other best practices for infection prevention, antenatal care, childbirth, and postnatal care.
Files: French (PDF, 2.2MB)

Facilitator's Handbook: Training Health Providers in the Treatment and Prevention of Obstetric Fistula
This manual, developed in Mali by Fistula Care partner IntraHealth International, is a tool for training health providers on the prevention of obstetric fistula, as well as in the skills necessary for emergency obstetric care. The curriculum contains nine modules: overview of obstetric fistula, infection prevention, antenatal care, childbirth care, emergency obstetrics, neonatal care, emergency neonatal care, family planning, and behavior change communication.
Files: French (PDF, 375KB)

Health Provider Supervision Form and Checklist
This tool, developed in Mali by Fistula Care partner IntraHealth International, is to help supervisors regularly observe and record practices relating to fistula prevention and emergency obstetric and neonatal care.
Files: French (PDF, 136KB)

Patient Record Form
This tool from Mali collects bio-data information on fistula clients and provides guidance to providers for observing and recording client history, symptoms, results of the fistula surgery as well as developing a management plan for the client. The tool also includes an informed consent form to be signed by the client.
Files: French (PDF, 159KB)

Pre Operative and Post Operative Protocols for Nurses
This job aid from Mali, developed by Fistula Care partner IntraHealth International, summarizes protocols for nurses working with preoperative and postoperative fistula clients.
Files: French (PDF, 187KB)

Quality Standards for Prevention and Treatment of Obstetric Fistula
This document was developed by the Ministry of Health, IntraHealth International, the Fistula Care project, and UNFPA to elaborate on the national standards on fistula care following the adoption of a national strategy on fistula. The objectives of the standards are to guide and aid health providers and program managers in the planning, execution, and monitoring for the prevention and treatment of fistula in Mali, as well as to supervise and evaluate the activities being led in the field for fistula prevention and treatment.
Files: French (PDF, 1.4MB)

Training Health Providers in Infection Prevention: Participant Handbook
The health provider training manual, developed in Mali by Fistula Care partner IntraHealth International, includes eight modules: overview of infection prevention; infection prevention techniques; elimination of obstacles/challenges; conceptual model of hospital management and challenges to waste management; waste management; data collection and waste disposal; and equipment.
Files: French (PDF, 459KB)

Understanding Obstetric Fistula in Sixteen Questions
This guide, developed in Mali by Fistula Care partner IntraHealth International, is intended to spread awareness and aid in advocacy efforts at the community level by answering the 16 most frequently asked questions about obstetric fistula. The guide explains what leads to fistula, prevention of fistula, and opportunities for access to treatment.
Files: French (PDF, 851KB)

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This resource was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), under the terms of the cooperative agreement GHS-A-00-07-00021-00. The information provided on this resource is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the USAID or the U.S. Government.