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, […]

Nigeria Launches Guidelines on Catheterization for Prevention and Management of Obstetric Fistula

Since 2012, Fistula Care Plus (FC+) and the prior Fistula Care Project have worked with the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to develop a national policy and guidance on the use of urethral catheterization, or the placing of a tube into the body to drain urine from the bladder, to prevent and conservatively treat […]

Research to Action: Intervention to Reduce Barriers to Access Fistula Treatment in Nigeria and Uganda

By Elly Arnoff, Program Associate – Evaluation & Research, EngenderHealth   Women with fistula are often among the most impoverished and marginalized members of society. Obstetric fistula is a rupture between the vagina and bladder and/or rectum that occurs when a woman has a prolonged labor or obstructed delivery, and does not access emergency obstetric […]

Men as Partners in the Fight to End Fistula in Nigeria

By: Eberechukwu Diokpo, Project Officer at EngenderHealth Nigeria and Nafisa Murtala Ahmed, Presenter at Express Radio Kano For Rukayya, a young fistula client, a phone-in radio program was life changing. The live radio program was hosted on Express FM in Kano and focused on fistula prevention and treatment. Dr. Habib Sadauki, the Country Project Manager […]

“I am Happy Once Again”: Maryam’s Story

By Ibrahim Haruna, Community Mobilization Associate at EngenderHealth Nigeria “After a week of recovery at the hospital, I stood up from the bed, tried to move around, and then I realized I was wet and I could not understand what it was. Realized that I was leaking urine, I started crying, I cried all day […]