EngenderHealth and the West African College of Surgeons Mark the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula with Virtual Commemoration

Each year on 23 May, the global community commemorates the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (IDEOF). The day, set by the United Nations, aims to recognize the struggles of women living with fistula, a devastating health condition caused primarily by prolonged/obstructed labor and, increasingly, by unsafe obstetric or gynecological surgery. IDEOF also recognizes the […]

EngenderHealth and West African College of Surgeons to Host IDEOF Virtual Commemoration

Date and Time: Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 13:00 GMT To register, please email: [email protected] and you will receive a Zoom link. The West African College of Surgeons (WACS) and EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project will be hosting a virtual panel in honor of International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (IDEOF). The theme for this […]

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 […]

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 […]