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 […]