Honoring Dr. Catherine Hamlin

The Fistula Care Plus team was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Catherine Hamlin, a pioneer fistula surgeon in Ethiopia and co-founder of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. When Dr. Hamlin first arrived in Addis Ababa over 60 years ago, obstetric fistula was associated with a lifetime of stigma and poor health. Through the […]

FC+ for the Wilson Center: “To End Fistula by 2030, First Strengthen the Healthcare Workforce”

The United Nations has set a goal to end fistula by 2030. Accomplishing this requires a multi-pronged approach that includes identifying women currently living with fistula, preventing new cases from occurring, and building health care worker capacity for treatment. Dr. Vandana Tripathi, Director of EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project, recently wrote about the project’s […]