By Elly Arnoff, FC+ Program Associate – Evaluation & Research; Lauri Romanzi, FC+ Project Director; Vandana Tripathi, FC+ Deputy Director On June 20, 2017, at the 31st International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)–supported Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project at EngenderHealth convened a breakfast panel […]
On December 18, 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on obstetric fistula. The resolution calls for increased support to accelerate progress on Millennium Development Goal 5, which aims for improved maternal health and the elimination of fistula.
The UN General Assembly week and advocacy events held by partners such as “Every Woman Every Child” have brought the 2014 State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) Report back into the spotlight, as donors and policymakers are encouraged to provide the resources needed to strengthen maternal and newborn health services. Fistula Care Plus has been involved with global midwifery action throughout 2014.