Fistula in Her Words

Written by Kupona Foundation, and originally posted on Girls Globe.    As storytellers mobilizing support through narratives, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to do so without jeopardizing the privacy or dignity of the people we serve. Today marks International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, and we’ve been reflecting on an important question: How do […]

How a Simple Checklist Can Save Women’s Lives

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is on May 23 By Ulla E. Müller and Lauri Romanzi, originally posted on Medium. At the leading national teaching hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria, Professor Oladosu Ojengbede treats some of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised members of society — women living with obstetric fistula, a devastating but preventable condition caused by […]

Nigeria to Mark International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

PRESS RELEASE: Abuja, Nigeria – May 23 marks the annual International Day to End Fistula (IDEOF). Set aside by the United Nations, the day is meant to rally support and draw attention to activities targeting the elimination of fistula around the world. Annual commemorations help to raise awareness and remove taboos and misconceptions around fistula, […]

Ending Fistula within a Generation: International Day to End Fistula 2016

Fistula Care Plus joins the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other key partners annually in commemorating the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (IDEOF). IDEOF creates an opportunity to further dialogue and intensify action within the international community to end all fistula. In the lead-up to 23 May, each country program coordinates a series […]

Building Awareness of the Link between Fistula and Gender-Based Violence

Original post on The DHS Program Blog.   Genital fistula, an abnormal hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that causes urinary or fecal incontinence, is a devastating, preventable condition that no woman should have to endure. It usually results from inadequately managed, prolonged or obstructed labor, surgical error, or trauma [1, 2].  Although […]