On December 18, 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on obstetric fistula. The resolution calls for increased support to accelerate progress on Millennium Development Goal 5, which aims for improved maternal health and the elimination of fistula.
Infection prevention (IP) and medical waste management (MWM) is a critical component of quality health services. IP and MWM involves the entire health system, every person working at a health facility plays a role in good hygiene that includes clinical as well as non-clinical staff such as cleaning staff, security guards and ambulance drivers. Since it is one of the few services that touch every part of a health facility, the Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project often uses it as a starting point for quality improvement with partner facilities.
The Fistula Care Plus team is pleased to share an article which was published in December in Leadership, one of Nigeria’s national newspapers. The article features information about vesicovaginal fistula (VVF), a summary of the work of Fistula Care and Fistula Care Plus in Nigeria and quotes from our own Dr. Adamu Isah. You can access […]