Nigeria Launches Guidelines on Catheterization for Prevention and Management of Obstetric Fistula

Since 2012, Fistula Care Plus (FC+) and the prior Fistula Care Project have worked with the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to develop a national policy and guidance on the use of catheterization to prevent and conservatively treat fistula, reducing the need for surgery. In March 2016, these efforts culminated in the FMOH approval […]

EngenderHealth Hosts Media Round Table on Fistula Prevention in Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE, January 31, 2017: EngenderHealth Hosts Media Round Table on Fistula Prevention in Nigeria It is estimated that about 150,000 women in Nigeria are suffering from fistula. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, this figure is only an estimate of the exact number. However, health experts agree that about 12,000 new cases of […]

2016 In Review

2016 brought the Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project to the end of its third year. With only two years left in the project, it is an exciting time to review progress and push forward to ensure the best possible results. This year, USAID supported fistula treatment and prevention services through the FC+ project in six […]

Research to Action: Intervention to Reduce Barriers to Access Fistula Treatment in Nigeria and Uganda

By Elly Arnoff, Program Associate – Evaluation & Research, EngenderHealth   Women with fistula are often among the most impoverished and marginalized members of society. Obstetric fistula is a rupture between the vagina and bladder and/or rectum that occurs when a woman has a prolonged labor or obstructed delivery, and does not access emergency obstetric […]

Putting The Lancet Maternal Health Series Into Action: Five Next Steps

This post originally appeared on the Maternal Health Task Force blog. By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Last week, experts in maternal health convened at the Wilson Center to mark the recent launch of The Lancet Maternal Health Series, discuss its implications and brainstorm how to translate […]