FC+ at FIGO 2018

From October 15-19, the FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fistula Care Plus is actively participating, with a pre-formed panel as well as 15 free communication session (FCS) presentations. Join us on October 19 for a panel on Cesarean section safety in low-resource settings: Ensuring quality in […]

Join FC+ at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research!

The Fistula Care Plus Project invites you to an exciting panel event at the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool:  Cesarean section safety in low-resource settings: Addressing health system challenges that jeopardize maternal and newborn health Tuesday, 9 October; 15:00 – 17:00, Room 11A Arena and Convention Centre (ACC), Liverpool  Health system […]

The Hidden Costs of Fistula Repair Surgery

Originally authored by Bianca Devoto for the USAID Impact Blog.  A few months after becoming pregnant with her first child, Edisa’s husband unexpectedly passed away. In need of transportation to reach the closest health facility, and without family nearby, Edisa went into labor at home. Friends and neighbors contributed money for her transportation to a local hospital, […]

Improving rights-based family planning

By: Lucy Asaba- Midwife & Program Associate Medical at the Fistula Care Plus Project, EngenderHealth Note: This blog originally appeared June 28, 2018 on the FIGO blog. The post was awarded the FIGO Ipas Best Paper Award.  Figure 1: Health worker counselling. Photo by Grace Ojirot Family planning (FP) services promote the right of an individual or […]

Measuring the Numbers of Untreated Obstetric Fistula: The Example of Ethiopia

This post originally appeared on the Maternal Health Task Force blog, and was written by Alison Morgan, Head, Maternal Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne. While Ethiopia has experienced a reduction in the number of obstetric fistula cases over the last 10 years, estimating the number of women who have untreated obstetric fistula […]