2015 in Review

Anna Wadsworth most recently worked for the EngenderHealth Fistula Care Plus project. Previously she was a research assistant for an antenatal care study in Kumasi, Ghana.  She received her MSc from the London School of Economics, where she graduated with high honors.     As 2015 draws to a close, the Fistula Care Plus team […]

Iatrogenic Fistula on the Rise as More Women Gain Access to Surgery

Originally posted on the Wilson Center New Security Beat, October 21, 2015.  Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor. It can lead to incontinence and infection, social stigmatization as others recoil in horror, and even mental illness. Between 50,000 to 100,000 women each year are affected by it – and […]

Integration and equity in fistula care: Goals for GMNHC

Originally posted October 17, 2015 on The MHTF Blog.  The Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference (GMNHC) is an exciting opportunity for all of us to share our experiences and interests across the three conference themes – integration, equity and quality of care. Considering the aims of the USAID-supported Fistula Care Plus Project, I especially […]

Let’s create disruptive innovation for maternal newborn health at GMNHC2015

This blog post originally appeared in the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) Blog on October 16, 2015. The 2015 Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference (GMNHC2015) holds a key position in the definition, design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals for the health and well-being of pregnant women and their newborns. In a world […]

Premier of New Film Shout Gladi Gladi

Narrated by Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep and directed by award-winning filmmakers Adam Freidman and Iain Kennedy, SHOUT GLADI GLADI, follows the quest of Ann Gloag, the indefatigable philanthropist and former nurse driving the movement to save women and girls from obstetric fistula.