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 catheterization to prevent and conservatively treat fistula, reducing the need for surgery. In March 2016, these efforts culminated in the FMOH approval […]

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 […]

Fistula Care Plus Profile in Nigerian Newspaper

The Fistula Care Plus team is pleased to share an article which was published in December in Leadership, one of Nigeria’s national newspapers. The article features information about vesicovaginal fistula (VVF), a summary of the work of Fistula Care and Fistula Care Plus in Nigeria and quotes from our own Dr. Adamu Isah. You can access […]