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 […]
It’s all about the women! Support for Togolese Women from a Myriad of Partners
One of the greatest pleasures of my work as director of the FC+ project is to recognize that amidst so many world challenges, there are individuals and groups who care deeply about women, their reproductive health, and their future. Today as I write this message, Dr. Kindy Diallo, an eminent and highly skilled surgeon from Guinea, a country racked by Ebola in some parts, is in Sokodé, Togo working in partnership with Togolese surgeons, providing life-changing surgery to 100 women with obstetric fistula.
Dr. Denis Mukwege was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament last month. Dr. Mukwege, a Congolese gynecological surgeon, has dedicated himself to protecting women and providing life-saving care, including fistula repair, to women who are victims of sexual violence. Dr. Mukwege has been a fierce advocate for women’s rights and has campaigned to end mass rape as a weapon of war. Dr. Mukwege is the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in the DRC, a site at which Fistula Care Plus is proud to work.