Press 1 for Yes, 2 for No: How digital health platforms connect women to maternal health services

Co-authored by Elly Arnoff, FC+ Program Associate for Evaluation and Research and Lauren Bellhouse, consultant and former FC+ Senior Program Associate. What can a mobile phone do to help connect women with fistula treatment services? Fistula Care Plus (FC+) is partnering with Viamo to provide a free phone hotline that screens women for fistula. Using […]

WHO Releases new Guidelines on Short-Duration Catheterization Following Simple Fistula Surgery

New WHO Guidelines on Short-duration Catheterization Following Simple Obstetric Fistula Surgery In April of 2015, WHO and the USAID-funded Fistula Care Plus project at EngenderHealth published results in The Lancet from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) on short-duration catheterization following fistula repair. The large-scale study demonstrated that short-duration bladder catheterization of 7 days post-repair was both […]

Upcoming FCoP Webinar on Cesarean Section Safety and Quality in Low-Resource Settings

Please join the Fistula Community of Practice (FCoP) on November 9, 2017 at 9:30 am Eastern Daylight Time for a webinar sharing highlights from a recent technical consultation on cesarean section safety and quality in low-resource settings. Cesarean section provision has expanded rapidly in low/middle-income countries (LMIC). While this includes needed growth in emergency obstetric […]

After Fistula Repair: Understanding Women’s Needs in Uganda

On April 10, 2017, Fistula Care Plus (FC+) held the webinar, “After Fistula Repair: Understanding Women’s Needs in Uganda,” the third in its Fistula Community of Practice (FCoP) webinar series. The webinar, moderated by FC+ Global Projects Manager Bethany Cole, featured Dr. Alison El Ayadi of UCSF’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, as well as commentary from the […]