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 […]

Leaving No One Behind on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Today the USAID-funded Fistula Care Plus (FC+) joins partner organizations, healthcare workers, and communities around the globe 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 fistula. In the lead-up to 23 May each year, FC+ country programs […]

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 […]