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Fistula in Her Words

Written by Kupona Foundation, and originally posted on Girls Globe.    As storytellers mobilizing support through narratives, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to do so without jeopardizing the privacy or dignity of the people we serve. Today marks International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, and we’ve been reflecting on an important question: How do […]

How a Simple Checklist Can Save Women’s Lives

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is on May 23 By Ulla E. Müller and Lauri Romanzi, originally posted on Medium. At the leading national teaching hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria, Professor Oladosu Ojengbede treats some of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised members of society — women living with obstetric fistula, a devastating but preventable condition caused by […]

Nigeria to Mark International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

PRESS RELEASE: Abuja, Nigeria – May 23 marks the annual International Day to End Fistula (IDEOF). Set aside by the United Nations, the day is meant to rally support and draw attention to activities targeting the elimination of fistula around the world. Annual commemorations help to raise awareness and remove taboos and misconceptions around fistula, […]

New Resource Advances Safe Surgery for Women Affected by Fistula

April 18, 2017—NEW YORK, NY. EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care Plus project has published an important new resource, The Fistula Care Plus Surgical Safety Toolkit, which will advance safe surgical practices and improve health outcomes for women affected by fistula. Accompanying the toolkit is an orientation video produced by Medical Aid Films that shows the ease of […]

A New Film about Safety in Fistula Surgery

Original blog post can be found on the Medical Aid Films website. Obstetric fistula is one of the most devastating and serious injuries that can occur during childbirth. It affects between 50,000 and 100,000 women each year, mainly in low-income countries, and it is estimated that more than 2 million women live with untreated fistula […]